Nor-Cal Coming Of Age In , Pavel And His Two Best Friends Lee And Gooch Live For San Francisco S Thrash Metal And Punk Rock Scene Good Grades Aren T Difficult For Pavel And He D Rather Go To Hardcore Shows And Fish With His Buddies Than Do Homework Or Prepare For College But High School S Almost Over, And He S Smart Enough To Know It S Time To Make Hard Choices Pavel Has Drive, He S Just Not Sure Where To Drive Although His Mom S A Small Time Pot Dealer, He S Never Smoked Weed He D Rather Run The Beach For Miles With His Girlfriend Larissa, A Mormon Who S Been Prepared For College Since The Nd Grade Torn Between The Arts And A Corporate Paycheck, If Only He Had Lee S Confidence Or Gooch S Rich Parents, Maybe His Path Would Be Clear But Nothing Could Prepare Pavel For The Cataclysmic Events Coinciding With High School Graduation Real and raw, the author doesn t pull any punches so while the age of the protagonist and the coming of age theme might lead one to include this in Young Adult, parents might want to take a look at it first I can say that this read will spark some very necessary and honest conversations between loved ones on life death, sex, drugs, and the gaps between generations, not to mention the clash of value systems Call it the male perspective on coming of age, a boy
This was a journey through Northern California in the 80 s seen through eyes of a young man coming of age and what it means to be a man To grow up and find is way in life while holding onto who he is and how he fits From concerts in San Francisco to fishing o