Saturday, April 19, 2014

After Dakota - Future Required Reading in High School

One of the best ways to start a new year is by reading a really great book, and After Dakota by Kevin Sharp is most definitely a really great book. Set in 1983 when the world saw the birth of something called Music Television,  people went to see the same movie in theaters multiple times (mainly Star Wars fanatics), Reagan was President, and a Cold War was threatening to reach a breaking point Kevin Sharp crafts a debut novel that grabs you with a brutal honesty that is harsh, truthful, sad, funny, and real.
After Dakota is a powerful coming of age story that begins when three teens abruptly lose a close friend over summer break. Questions arise in the aftermath this tragic loss: How does one cope? What will the future hold when life can be cut short so quickly, and without warning? Why? Cameron, Bryce, and Claire will have to find the answers to these questions on their own terms in the midst of a year that will change their lives.
Much like a John Hughes film , Freaks and Geeks, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the coming of age tale in After Dakota is simply a must read for anyone who has ever experienced high school, is currently in high school, or is going to be in high school.

Get a copy to check it out for yourself. - Amazon | Kindle

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