** I received a copy of this in exchange for a review**
This book is a good example of why I wish Amazon would allow for half ratings. To me this a strong 3.5. The main character, Lucas recounts his life after a long relationship with the love of his life. Lucas recounts his life and his thoughts and ideas on how his world has changed. I think the author did a good job creating a strong character and allowing the reader to delve into his mind, but the plot is lacking a little bit. I would have liked to see this story be more plot driven instead of only relying on the main character. Some of that may stem from my tastes as I feel the author did a decent job with the writing.
Growth and Change Are Highly Overrated is a classic coming-of-age story that takes a unique and comic look at what we all fear— having to grow up and abandon our dreams.
For a charismatic man like Lucas James, life is a breeze because everyone else provides the wind. This man-child front man for a mediocre cover band has been mooching off of his fiancée Jackie for years until she finally decides she’s had enough. Faced with the reality of having no income to support his carefree lifestyle, Lucas James abandons his principles and gets a job working in the stockroom at, “That Store.” How does he cope with this new found sense of responsibility?
He casually steals…
In a life spent bucking authority how will Lucas James deal with his manager, ‘Victor the Dictator’? How long can he survive Ralph, a starry-eyed coworker who desires nothing more than to be best friends? Will Lori, a twenty-something cashier, be like everyone else and fall for his charms? Will he ever find a place to live? And is “growing up” just another way of saying “selling out?”
With this hilarious and engaging novel, author Tom Starita perfectly captures a character we have all met and perhaps some of us know all too well.