by Kevin Wilder
I never got around to reviewing this for Some New Trend, like I planned to.
I couldn’t have enjoyed Nick Hornby’s contribution to the YA world more. I didn’t know a thing about Slam before popping in the audiobook. It’s the story of two teenagers who do the unprotected sex thing and then get stuck with a baby. But really it’s so much more than that. Where pop culture often shows the struggles and issues young females face in this situation, it rarely gives a vivid description of the trials for the male. This kid has no idea how to be a dad, and just wants to skateboard.
Listening to Nicholas Hoult (kid actor in About a Boy) added to the experience (never read that book, but loved the movie like pretty much everyone else). It’s really sad, honest, and funny. There’s a little bit of a mild sci-fi element to the text too, which you’ll have to read to see. Heavily recommended. Still waiting for my copy of Juliet, Naked to show up at the library.
This was #42. Only 10 more to go for the year. Two more are already finished, and a few others are near completion. We can totally do this!