Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen

Jarvis 24

Awkward, funny and poignant, Jarvis 24 places the reader in the mind of 16-year-old Marc Jarvis, who tries to step outside the boundaries of his private school life by taking on work experience for two weeks in a car yard. Within days Marc has made friends with 24-year-old Mikey, who is gay and has run away from home in Queensland, and met Electra, a girl who has moved away from her family and friends in Broome to follow her dream to be a world-class sprinter. As he falls in love with Electra, and deals with the ensuing memories of his first girlfriend who died years earlier, Marc grapples with a world so much less simple than the world of school that he is used to. Travis, his sidekick, is always there. . . It’s a funny, gentle coming-of-age story about falling in love and finding your place in the world, about growing up and growing apart. And, most importantly, about friendship. Angus & Robertson

One of the things I loved about this book was that although the main character was male this is a book would also appeals to females as it has it’s fair share of interesting female characters and it’s about friendship, mates and falling in love.

jarvis 24

July 15, 2010 - Posted by | Boys' read, Family/Relationships

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