Ajar

As the genre evolves, the reality of the actual lives of young adults becomes more and more accurately reflected in YA novels.

About The Book

Sixteen year old Gus Woodard is about to live the best summer of his life. Then something goes wrong. 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.

Readers say

” As the genre evolves, the reality of the actual lives of young adults becomes more and more accurately reflected in YA novels. “
5/5

Amazon reviewer

” 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, “
5/5

Amazon Reviewer

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