Title: The Tribulations of August Barton
Series: The August Barton Series #1
By: Jennifer LeBlanc
Publication Date: October 25, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Humor
🌟🌟🌟 REVIEW by Kassa
I don’t really know how to formulate this review. It was not a bad book, the writing style was good, the characters were okay and the plot was some kind of funny. The story flowed through the book without plotholes or disturbances that made no sense.
The problem was… I could absolutely not connect to the characters. They were underdeveloped in my opinion and shallow. Many of their actions made no direct sense. Why was August just willing to meet with his grandma after he picked her up in the streets for example? He studies how to take care of old people, but never visits his own grandma? No, no sense.
Also there were so many things that were just mentioned and accepted and go on.
It was an okay read. Like I said, the writing style is good, but the rest of the story needs some more fine tuning if you ask me. The characters could be adorable with all their quirks and problems and uniqueness, but they are missing the little something special to be interesting enough to fully capture my attention.
The turning point of the story didn’t come surprising, I sort of expected it to go that way.
So all in all a quick short read, but unfortunately not a book that will stay with me like others did.
August Barton could never have mentally prepared himself for his freshman year of college: not only has his anxiety increased, but his parents are divorcing, his new roommate thinks Augie is the biggest nerd in existence, and his grandma, a retired prostitute named Gertie, has taken to running away from her nursing home. Augie just wants to hole up in his dorm room with his Star Wars collectables and textbooks, but Gertie is not about to let that happen. What ensues is a crazy ride including naked trespassing, befriending a local biker gang, and maybe-just maybe-with Augie defeating his anxiety and actually getting the girl.
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Jennifer LeBlanc was born and raised in South Dakota and has always had a knack for story-telling. When not writing, she can be found getting lost in a good book, doing something crafty, indulging in photography, or relaxing with her husband, two cats, and chihuahua. Jennifer loves animals and supports saving species on the verge of extinction. She currently works in merchant banking and credit services while writing her next project, a YA speculative thriller.
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