Parents know that kids go through an "initiation" process when they are teenagers. Over coming difficult obstacles like, teachers, bullies and appearance are just a few of these challenges. Teens need to know that parents are there for them when they are ready to talk and ask for help or guidance. As a parent this was always a difficult time but it did pass and everyone did survive.
If you are looking for a great read either for yourself or a teen boy, The Domino Effect by Andrew Cotto is a great start. He tells the story of a young boy finding his way through life and new schools. Making friends, playing sports and falling in love are just a small part of the challenges he faces.
Andrew Cotto has created a recognizable story that any boy who is having the growing pains of being a teenager can relate too. Boy teens want to be popular, good at sports and most importantly, they want to have someone they cherish and that will cherish them. But like any teen, there are those obstacles that get in the way. Issues with parents, teachers and bullies are always the woven thread that creates the snags that pop up in life. Cotto has poured all the emotion of being a teen into this novel. It's not surprising that he is the winner of the Silver Medal in readers favorite for coming of age YA.
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