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Reality Checks in the Coming of Age Book

Reality checks happen in daily living whether we seek them or not and in stories whether the book is adult fiction or a coming of age book. The coming of age book, however, is a special testing zone for youthful assumptions. It provides characters with feedback, sometimes direct and painful, and raises the larger question, will the person learn from this experience?

As we follow the adventures of Trussell Jones in the book, Meet Me on the Paisley Roof, we find that he has several major assumptions: his stepmother Loretta is "wicked," it's okay to steal her car, and Ellen is the love of his life. Does this coming of age book test these assumptions? You bet! And the results are sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant. You need to see for yourself!

Although he complains initially that Loretta is "wicked," Trussell recognizes by the end of the story that he shares responsibility for their difficult relationship. What a long journey he has with her!

And how is it that the coming of age book tests what appears to be a successful theft of Loretta's car? The engine quits! But wait, passing soldiers out bar-hopping stop and fix it! So Trussell keeps on rolling through the coming of age book? But why the urgent phone call to him next morning?

This coming of age book tests his assumption about Ellen being the love of his life when seductive Trudy takes a special liking to Trussell.

Looking for a good coming of age book? Get your copy of Meet Me on the Paisley Roof today!

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