February 01, 2020

#BookReview: Jack Kerouac Is Dead to Me by @gaepol






Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old JL Markham's life used to be filled with carnival nights and hot summer days spent giggling with her forever best friend Aubrey about their families and boys. Together, they were unstoppable. But they aren't the friends they once were.

With JL's father gone on long term business, and her mother suffering from dissociative disorder, JL takes solace in the in the tropical butterflies she raises, and in her new, older boyfriend, Max Gordon. Max may be rough on the outside, but he has the soul of a poet (something Aubrey will never understand). Only, Max is about to graduate, and he's going to hit the road - with or without JL.

JL can't bear being left behind again. But what if devoting herself to Max not only means betraying her parents, but permanently losing the love of her best friend? What becomes of loyalty, when no one is loyal to you?


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Rating: ★★★★
My Review: I have loved Polisner's writing for a while and this one is just as good!! I love her stories. The Memory of Things was amazing and so was this one. Go into this knowing that there is a good sized age gap with these characters one is 15 and one is 19.  There is drinking, drug use, and more.  It is a wonderful story that is an eye opener to say the least.  It's one I won't soon forget. The pacing and story are one of a kind. 









"Jack Kerouac is Dead to Me is an absolutely real, raw and emotional read, and it's a book that touched my heart with every page." - Katie McGarry, critically acclaimed author of Only a Breath Apart

"Gae Polisner has done it again. I absolutely loved this beautiful, heart-wrenching story about friendship, family, and first love, and what happens when they all fall apart. Jack Kerouac is Dead to Me is a truly special book." - Lauren Spieller, author of Your Destination Is on the Left









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