Luke and Jon
Luke's mum is dead. He finds himself in a small, scruffy northern hill town, with a near silent father, who he fears might be trying to drink himself to death. Then he meets Jon.
Jon is massively strange. He wears 1950s clothes, has a side-parting and a twitch. The kids at school call him 'Slackjaw'. When Luke discovers his secret, Jon changes his life in more ways than he can imagine.
Luke and Jon is a coming of age novel about family, bereavement and how lives can change forever in a single second. Written with great power, warmth and humour, it signals a hugely engaging and original new voice. Compelling and emotionally acute, it is a unique debut.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kraaivrouw - LibraryThing
This novel had me absolutely riveted for the first two-thirds of its story. Donald, the young main character of How the Trouble Started, is utterly engaging. His emotional and intellectual journey ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimrbrown - LibraryThing
I really enjoyed this book by a first time author. The main character Luke has little going for him but is a rock to both his grieving father who is drinking himself to death and his little friend Jon ... Read full review