Finding Jake


Finding Jake 
by Bryan Reardon (Goodreads Author)George Newbern (Narrator)

This was an intense and wonderful book to listen to. The narrator did an excellent job in conveying the emotions that the main character moved through. The novel in about a school shooting and a missing student who is suspected of being one of the shooters. But the story doesn’t follow the missing boy, but rather his father. The novel moves through time. This was done smoothly and was easy to follow where in time the story was currently at. Often, flashbacks are clunky to read, but no so in this story. The flashbacks were reflections of the father’s memories of his son growing up and were relevant to the father’s active struggle to understand both himself as a stay home dad and his son. There is a mixture of doubt and hope through out the novel as the father struggles to come to terms with the horrific events that struck his home town. The dynamic in the family is well done. The mother and father each struggle in their own way. But the mother’s experience is seen through the father’s eyes and thus is really a projection of his own experience. I could easily relate to the father. How does one deal with the media coverage of your son who is being portrayed as a killer? The father questions everything he did in raising his son. Poignant and sad; the book evokes the feels that all parents experience in their daily lives while trying to do what is right for their children. It also evokes questions of how you would handle this terrible situation if it was thrust upon you. The end was lovely. I really enjoyed the book and recommend it to anyone who has raised children.

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