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Jedi Summer Kindle Edition
Nestled in the mountains of Pennsylvania is a small town unlike any other. Things are strange here, always have been. People die but hang around, pets too. Everyone knows your name, and sometimes, a thing as simple as a movie coming to the local theatre is all it takes to keep you going.
- ASIN : B09BDKDWTW
- Publisher : Silver Shamrock Publishing (August 31, 2021)
- Publication date : August 31, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 5854 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 104 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #767,680 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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By John Biden
This had a lot of feeling put into it both sad and joyful remembering the summer of '83. I was older, having my second son the year but many of these things are timeless.
I rated this novella 5 stars. In the foreword we are told that some of what we will read really happened while some is fictitious, pretty standard. After reading I can say, with certainty, that in my heart, all of what is written withing these pages happened as the author wrote it verbatim.
I have seen other reviewers compare, spoiler free and on social media, this novella to the coming of age juggernauts Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon and It by Stephen King, lofty praise. But here’s where it gets even crazier people, because this is a novella coming in at 82 pages total length, and Boy’s Life clocked in at 625, It at a whopping 1116 pages; the emotional impact has Jedi Summer going off like a nuclear bomb. This bad boy had me caught up in all the feelings, shiny eyes throughout and free fall tears for several parts. Several. And the whole time I felt like I was reading a personal letter to me, filled with precious memories that were now precious to me as well. The writing seemed as smooth as listening to him speaking, though I have not. If you have a sibling, as I do, I believe it will make you think on that relationship, as I did. I have Out Behind the Barn, which is written by him and Chad Lutzke and I don’t know how to prepare for that now that I have read their work separately and been beautifully broken by them, but I’m ready for the pain. I need to read everything by John Boden—and you do too. Past and future and evermore. Just transcendent.
In the summer of 1983, A boy and his younger brother have one goal in mind–a priority to trump all: To see the highly anticipated Return of the Jedi once it’s released in theaters. In the meantime, life happens. The boys experience situations that some of us may have too and some we’d never dream of. JEDI SUMMER is a coming-of-age tale that takes a nostalgic trip back to carefree days on Pennsylvania turf. The book is a tug-of-war between hope and heartache with moments of random surrealism that is often downright disturbing, yet holds strong to an uplifting and inspiring look at the lives of the two brothers.
John Boden’s JEDI SUMMER, in every sense of the word, is for coming-of-age fans. But this isn’t McCammon’s BOY’S LIFE. Not even close. This isn’t Simmon’s SUMMER OF NIGHT, King’s IT or Bradbury’s SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. But it’s for those who appreciate such tales. JEDI SUMMER reads nontraditionally–entries intertwined with subplots that keep you reading much longer than you anticipated, and you’re not sure why. Before you know it, you’re completely drawn in and rooting for the main character with everything you’ve got. And then it’s over. At just the right length.
JEDI SUMMER is an organized chaos, reading like a book of memories with no true north, yet it works. Perfectly. Boden scratches that coming-of-age itch with the best of them.