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Stormi's Review: The Final Weekend: A Stoned Tale by Neal Cassidy


PUBLISHER: M & S Publishing

RELEASED: July 25, 2019

GENRE: Humorous, comedy

LENGTH: 294 pages

FORMAT: eBook, Paperback







In the last days before the real world, six college friends prepare to take a bow in epic fashion.

After Sunday there’s just Harry, the future business owner; Justin, the medical intern; Trent, the hapless wanderer; and Clarence, soon to don the badge and blues. But now they have years of memories to honor, all packed into one weekend. Will they grow into their new adult roles? Will they go out in style with the girls? Will the four of them even survive the sheer level of debauchery?

Living in an apartment paid for by the Grandma, an ex-hooker turned millionaire, Courtney and Ling-Ling couldn’t be more opposite, yet are completely inseparable. Courtney and Harry have been hooking up for years, neither able to commit, but their imminent separation is about to test that arrangement, and Ling-Ling’s never-ending reciprocated crush on Justin just might become more than that.

Their lives intersect with that of Professor Goodkat, their idolized instructor who never quite “left” college himself. In Goodkat, we find the consequence of getting to live out a hedonist fantasy, and the possibility for change in anyone.

Hilarious, raunchy and uninhibited, "The Final Weekend: A Stoned Tale," captures contemporary society while chronicling the dreams, regrets, perspectives, and future after youth in an unbroken sequence of shockingly touching exploits. No longer armed with the excuse of college stupidity, these friends will go on a journey with higher stakes than a night out has ever had. Because there are things about themselves that blacking out can’t erase.


I have to say that I have never read a book quite like this. The writing and the story itself were unique. You meet a group of friends on the last weekend of college as a group. They party, they hook up, they live the last weekend to the fullest. Saying this, I'll warn this is not a story for the faint of heart, but one that shocks with every page turn in the most hilarious of ways.

This story was full of humor and action. It had a crazy and likable set of characters. All of them are typically young adults living a wildlife for one final time before a new life begins.

While I loved this book, I would be at fault, not to mention the most significant ending in a book that I have ever read, at least recently. It was such a shocker that I had to wait a bit before writing the review. I was speechless.

Overall, this was a story worth the read.

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