The latest from Sean Beaudoin, WISE YOUNG FOOL, is the kind of book that sits with you. The characters feel real, like people you’ve just spent a bunch of time hanging out with, and closing the book feels like saying goodbye. And rather than review this book, I feel like Richie Sudden would be okay with me making a short list of things you should know about WISE YOUNG FOOL before you dive in. (Which you should, it’s fantastic.)
1. Richie Sudden, our hero, narrates this story alternating between segments before he ended up on juvie and in journal entries that narrate his experience in juvie. Sean Beaudoin executes this method with all the cleverness you’d expect from the master of snark.
2. If you haven’t recently brushed up on your classic rock references, Richie and his cohorts will give you a run for your money. Watch for the Def Leppard drummer joke in chapter 8.~ read more ~