You Keep Thinking It, by Michael W Dymond, is a charming coming of age story set in a small Canadian City, Chatham in 1963.
It follows the day-to-day experiences of our protagonist, fourteen-year-old, Jake Barnes during a summer of personal growth and changes related to friendship, family, girls, and school. If you grew up in a small town, you will enjoy being transported to the not-so-distant past where young adolescents found ways to entertain themselves including trips to the local parks, playing catch, and enjoying the odd game of Monopoly! It definitely makes one wistful for those carefree, technology-free days where young people found their own ways to while away summer hours.
Part of the charm of You Keeps Thinking It involves Jake’s attempts to deal with issues including a growing attraction to the opposite sex, his evolving relationship with his sister, his friendships, and his desire to become more independent. We follow Jake as he searches for what everyone else is searching for…the universal desire for acceptance.
There are a couple of very memorable scenes in the book related to Jake’s interactions with members of the opposite sex.
If you are looking for a delightful nostalgic read, that will transport you back to a simpler time where young people struggle with age-old adolescent issues without the assistance of a Google search or kids Help Line, this may be a book for you.
|Black and White
|6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)
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