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Lawn Boy

By Jonathan Evison
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Publisher Description

One of the American Library Association's Top 10 Most Banned Books for the past two years, this award-winning coming-of-age novel takes readers into the heart and humor of a young man determined to achieve the ever-changing American dream. He just happens to find himself along the way.

“Mike Muñoz Is a Holden Caulfield for a New Millennium.” --The New York Times Book Review

For Mike Muñoz, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work--and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew--he’s smart enough to know that he’s got to be the one to shake things up if he’s ever going to change his life. But how? He’s not qualified for much of anything. He has no particular talents, although he is stellar at handling a lawn mower and wielding clipping shears. But now that career seems to be behind him. So what’s next for Mike Muñoz?

Funny, biting, sweet, and ultimately inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison's coming-of-age novel evokes the lives of working class people with compassion and honesty. 

17 Reviews

Slightly Smiling Face“Read banned books!!! They’re always worth it!!”
Believable charactersDiverse charactersLikable charactersFast-pacedThought-provoking
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I wish I could have read this book as a teenager, it captures perfectly the weight and power of social forces that shape our experience. An unforgettable narrator with an important story to tell.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growLikable charactersOriginal characters
Slightly Smiling Face“I read this book in one setting. As a privileged person, I felt Mike’s heartaches and wished I could fix life for him. I appreciated the character arc and thought Mike was well fleshed out. The supporting characters were also well drawn. I rooted for the main character, despite his setbacks, and was happy to get a happy ending. Kudos to the writer!”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growDiverse charactersHeartbreakingRomanticUnpredictable
Slightly Smiling Face
Believable charactersMulti-layered charactersEasy to readRealistic settingMemorableThought-provoking
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes
Likable charactersMulti-layered charactersFunny writingHeartbreakingRealistic settingHopeful

About Jonathan Evison

Jonathan Evison is the author of the novels All About LuluWest of HereThe Revised Fundamentals of CaregivingThis Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, Lawn Boy, and Legends of the North Cascades. He lives with his wife and family in Washington State.

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