The Students Sold Us Secrets by Lee J Mavin
This is not my standard read of late but then again variety is the spice of life, so when I was offered the opportunity to read and review something different I have to say that it piqued my interest greatly.
Teenagers are a different breed to the rest of us, and after reading this book I am more convinced of that than I have ever been before and that is saying something having raised two children of my own because the stories that are included in this book take twisted in many respects to a whole new level.
There are some very disturbed contributions to the book and to be honest I am not exactly sure how I feel about that, I am finding it difficult to assimilate the actual nature of what I have read.
The author plays this well in as much as he has brought to the page a collection of stories that are as electrifying as they are extreme and that is all I can say about the quality of the tales because many of these stories are obviously at the hard edge of everything these teenagers have clouding their minds.
Love/ Obsession, Truth/Lies it all comes to the fore and while the circumstances may be superlative, the reason behind them I think can if you looked hard enough be found in the lives these young people experience on a day to day basis.
The book is different as are the stories contained but they are predominantly well written and for the most part belie the age of the people penning the words.
Get you head around the fact that this graphic and violent and this will certainly make for an interesting read.
Can I recommend it? – Sure. Would I though is a different matter because it would only be with a serious caveat that this is not for everyone.