Young Adult

By William Hazelgrove

Publisher : Pantonne Press

ABOUT William Hazelgrove

William Hazelgrove
Born in Richmond, Virginia, and carted back and forth between Virginia and Baltimore, I blame my rootless, restless personality on my father. He was and is a traveling salesman with a keen gift of gab, great wit, a ready joke, and could sell white tennis shoes to coal miners.




A fine first effort, this novel has moments of riveting power and compelling, even poetic language. As a coming-of-age novel it holds its own, recapturing the elusive quality of uncertainty and boldness that marks adolescents on the brink of adulthood. The two main characters, Brenton and Christian, grapple with the boundaries of friendship, the responsibilities of relationships, and the meaning of what it is to be one's own man. Competition and cowardice, friendship and fairness are examined within the framework of a summer romance and punctuated by new friends and old dreams  Library Journal
American Library Association Editors Choice Award
A New Generations Effort to Reimagine Catcher in the Rye for themselves
Moments of riveting power and poetic language...Library Journal