Monday, November 11, 2013

The Edumacation of Jay Baker by Jay Clark*****

The Edumacation of Jay Baker is about Jay, a high-school boy with problems galore. His parents split, his used-to-be best friend calls him "gay," and his life is in ruins. When one of the newer girls, Caroline, at his school tells him that he's cute (in detention of course), he knows that she is his dream girl. Caroline's father is a tennis freak, making Jay practice with C-line, as Jay calls her. On top of all of this, Jay learns that his mother is having an affair. Jay knows that to survive this year he must be the best that he can be.

This book showed a very interesting side to the world of teens, mostly because it was really close to a teenager's real life. It doesn't cover up the way kids go through school and even through life. I think that most kids would agree with me on this, just because they have probably gone through something like this. I liked how realistic this was, especially on the sensitive issue of bullying. This is a book for anyone.