I love my online friends, so many are writers, poets, crafters. Isn't it something to meet all these wonderful friends from all over the world, and get to know them?
I am thrilled to count as my friends so many authors and poets, both published and not yet published. My friend Roger Lawrence is in this group. Although he's not published yet, I can see the day when he will be and definitely should be. The world could use more books like this.
Roger honored me by allowing me the opportunity to read his entire novel, 'Three Hoodies.' Roger writes Young Adult fiction (YA), and this novel is a YA for boys.
I can't give the plot or storyline away, as Roger is hoping to be published, but I will tell you this. I read the entire book with a smile on my face, sometimes with uncontrolled bursts of laughter. Did I like the book? I loved it! Roger is quite the writer with a great sense of humor.
My favorite part? I really like the way he builds his characters' personalities and their interactions with each other and with strangers. I felt like I was standing there with these 3 boys, listening to their conversations and their teenage actions. And that's where a lot of the humor came in.
Was there anything I disliked? Nope. Roger is quite imaginative and I never knew what was going to happen next. I never once was able to guess ahead where this story was going. I will tell you this. The trouble the boys get into is not like the common mistakes young men get into. They are drawn into this problem not by choice, but survive it and come out having grown up some. It was a unique experience most young men wouldn't have to face at their ages.
How would I describe this book? Delightful, entertaining, intriguing, humorous, and a fun fun read.
I enjoy saying I personally know great authors, and Roger is one of those. The world is ready for his stories. Kudos to Roger for writing this book.
I give him 5 hoodies out of 5:
LHR, my friends and remember to PAWS to support each other.