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Stormi's Review: The Education of Joey. G. by Gus Kearney

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Publisher: Gladstone Manor Publishing

Released: August 8, 2015

Genre: Coming of Age

Length: 308 pages

Format: ebook, paperback

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The Education of Joey G. is a trip back to the 1950s and early 60s seen through the eyes of young Joey Garden, ages six, eleven, fourteen and seventeen, as he grows up in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. Navigating the tricky waters of childhood and youth-peer pressure, his own personal failings, sexual longings, racism, a dark family secret, and many deeply wounded adults who fail him at the worst possible times-he learns who he is and what he can become.

Five Boundless Stars

Growing up is tough. Joey is just a young boy and this book covers his life as he grows from snot nosed kid to a young man with a promising future. From boyhood crushes to fights to sports and academics, this book really wraps up childhood and adolescence in a colorful and interesting way. I have to say this book was very entertaining. It was funny at times while at others it was sad and at others joyful. It was all around a great read from start to finish. It was full of action and boyhood antics. Honestly, I have two boys and this book was a bit scary to me. I know that the times are different, but as the old saying goes "Boys Will Be Boys!" This book was written so well that it's hard not to fall in love with it.

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