Jonathan is a kid dealing with the death of his twin brother Telly. He focuses on music and poetry to help him through his grief, which means that school takes a back seat. As a result, Jonathan is assigned the task of writing the life story of WWII veteran David O.H. Cosgrove II. With the help of his close friends (his â€œThicksâ€), a veteran, a guitar, an angel, and a girl with ever-changing hair, Jonathan reaffirms his belief in the value of life.
I enjoyed this book, so I was really disappointed when Jonathan used the word â€œfaggyâ€ so casually, without mentioning how homophobic it is. I mention this right away because it colored my opinion throughout the rest of the book. Continue reading