23 July 2015

The Trouble in Me; Jack Gantos

The Trouble in MeThe Trouble in Me by Jack Gantos
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After The Hole in Me, what was left for Jack Gantos to say about his life? Turns out, quite a lot. Covering a mere two weeks in his life, this fictionalized memoir shows how Young Jack starts heading down the road that leads to prison; it is all the fault of Gary, or was there something else going on that leads Jack to that path? This is less of a "there but for the grace of God go you" cautionary tale than a "so, you wanna hear a story?" book, one that has more resonance because of the biographical nature.

ARC provided by publisher.

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