Wise Young Fool

Wise Young Fool - Sean Beaudoin

I picked this up just to see what it was about and ended up devouring the first 50 pages before I realized I was still sitting in an uncomfortable chair.  The narrator's clear, strong voice is immediately engaging, and the situations and problems feel realistic, his reactions to them honest and introspective.  I love that the author doesn't shy away from using a smart, adult vocabulary in conjunction with teen slang and rock star dreams.