Review + GIVEAWAY: The Edumacation Of Jay Baker by Jay Clark
Book: The Edumacation Of Jay Baker
Release: January 31, 2012
Purchase: – Barnes & Noble
Meet Jay Baker . . . or, as he is not so affectionately called by his opponent in the freshman-class presidential election – NO COMMENT.
A few “sexy” bullet points about Jay:
- He is in love with a cheerleader named Cameo “Appearance” Parnell
- He is forever losing “Love-15” to tennis-playing goddess Caroline Richardson
- He rocks a touché array of pop-culture references, jokes, and puns
- His family-life cookie is about to crumble.
Root for jay as he exchanges ego blows with his mortal enemy, gets awkward around his dream girls, loses his marbles, watches his family implode and finally learns to keep it real and be himself(ish).
In Clark’s fresh debut novel, THE EDUMACATION OF JAY BAKER, readers are introduced to a wonderfully awkward character that will seem quite familiar to both male and female fans.
This modern coming of age book deals with relevant issues that plague today’s generation. From parental separation (and the sordid behavior of said parents) to the normal hormonal dramas with friends, school and love interest that every teenager deals with to some degree…THE EDUMACTION OF JAY BAKER touches on all of the above and does so with self deprecating humor that will feel right at home with it’s audience.
Being a teenager is tough and Clark illustrated perfectly the roller-coaster of emotions that normal teens go through on a daily basis. At times his hero felt wise beyond his years and overly mature, then there where moments (particularly when Jay Baker was home with his little sister) where we see that despite his height (and seemingly adult vocabulary) he is still just a boy going through that incredibly awkward stage – who still needs his parents and the reassurance that things will get better.
THE EDUMACTION OF JAY BAKER is an enjoyable read that will pull both boys and girls into the journey of Jay Baker giving them a hero they can laugh with, get embarrassed for and totally relate to one hundred percent!