Author: S. Newman Spenzer
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publish Date: June 2012
Personal Rating: 3 Stars
About the Book:
Seventeen-year-old Deshawn Margray’s world is thrown into turmoil when he is named the defendant in a paternity suit following a reckless sexual encounter with a woman he barely knows. He is desperate to conceal his plight from his mother, a single parent with dreams for her son who is struggling to support them both. Torn between fleeing and facing the nightmarish legal process alone, Deshawn tries to navigate his way through a hostile and incomprehensible court system. Crushed by a callous judiciary and a devastating personal loss, Deshawn is finally driven to his breaking point, and a physical confrontation with an insufferable child support collection worker ensues. The altercation serendipitously leads him to an unexpected discovery that permanently alters his life.
I was provided a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.
I was totally taken in by the synopsis of the book and accepted the book for review. The book is a fairly quick read and takes off well. There is a lot of information about family law, the court and legal process, etc. and at times I did feel bogged down with the details. However, overall I enjoyed the story.
I felt the story was limited being told from Deshawn’s point of view. Only hearing about how Deshawn’s mom felt I could be more emotionally involved in the story if I got to hear from her point of view how she felt about things. Even if she didn’t know what was happening to her son.
My favorite character was Deshawn’s boss. I felt he understood Deshawn and tried to help him the best way that he could without getting involved. Another character favorite was the flower shop girl. Very unique and enjoyed her interaction with Deshawn.
Overall I did enjoy the story, I was disappointed with how quickly the story ended. I recommend this book to readers who like drama fiction. Very unique story and a quick read.