27. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Leslie, Teen Books

Fitz by Mick Cochrane, 175 pages, read by Leslie, on 06/02/2013


Fifteen-year-old Fitzgerald—Fitz, to his friends—has just learned that his father, whom he’s never met, who supports him but is not a part of his life, is living nearby. Fitz begins to follow him, watch him, study him, and on an otherwise ordinary May morning, he executes a plan to force his father, at gunpoint, to be with him.

This is a very quick read, fast-paced as the story takes place during the course of one day in the life of Fitz.  I can see the appeal to boys for this story, although girls could learn something by reading it.  Fitz learns that one side of the story and his imaginings of his father’s motives don’t even come close to the truth.  Anyone reading this should learn that there are always 2 sides to a story and to take time to think before acting upon impulses.

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