Last year I read a book that I totally do not think got the attention it deserves. It absolutely blew me away. I met Conrad a few weeks ago and it reminded me that I can’t do Just Contemporary (find out more about this event HERE) without featuring Adios, Nirvana. This is a book that I seriously very highly recommend to those who enjoy a male teen narrator, a Seattle setting, a realistic contemporary and writing that will totally blow you away. I’m going to repost my review here but at the end you can see the cover of the paperback that comes out in January (I LOVE it!).
Also, you can see pictures and read the event recap from when I got to meet Conrad HERE. He has such amazing story ideas and I have my fingers crossed that some of those stories will soon be published for us to actually read!
Adios, Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoeft- ARC Review
Details: Hardcover, 240 pgs. (I read an ARC)
Published: Oct. 25, 2010 by Houghton Mifflin
When you piss off a bridge into a snowstorm, it feels like you’re connecting with eternal things. Paying homage to something or someone. But who? The Druids? Walt Whitman? No, I pay homage to one person only, my brother, my twin.
In life. In death.
Telemachus. Since the death of his brother, Jonathan’s been losing his grip on reality. Last year’s Best Young Poet and gifted guitarist is now Taft High School’s resident tortured artist, when he bothers to show up. He’s on track to repeat eleventh grade, but his English teacher, his principal, and his crew of Thicks (who refuse to be seniors without him) won’t sit back and let him fail.