Ajar

The two become inseparable but the love and acceptance Gus feels with Lindy is soon shattered.
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Book Description:

Sixteen year old Gus Woodard is about to live the best summer of his life. Then something goes terribly wrong. Ajar is a coming of age story about sixteen year old Gus Woodard and his schizophrenic brother. Set during the 1970s in a small town in upstate New York, Gus must suffer the undeserved consequences when his delusional brother kills the local sweetheart and the high school’s popular football coach. Gus blunders his way through life as the town turns against his family. He is forced to experience betrayal from those closest to him. Gus’s only hope is Lindy a fifteen year old girl suffering from anorexia nervosa. The two become inseparable but the love and acceptance Gus feels with Lindy is soon shattered.

As the genre evolves, the reality of the actual lives of young adults becomes more and more accurately reflected in YA novels. "Ajar" is a perfect example of this movement. A young man's small town adolescence is forever changed by his older brother's mental illness, and an act of unimaginable violence that shatters his once idyllic life. Marianna Boncek has worked as a teacher for almost two decades, and knows very well the minds and hearts of both her characters and readers. Even if you think you're grown, you'll still be fascinated by this book, labeled "YA" but suitable for all humans.

-- Cheryl A. Rice

Marianna Boncek (Author)

The two become inseparable but the love and acceptance Gus feels with Lindy is soon shattered.

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