My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As a rule when I think about Stacey Longo’s writing I think of words like “Terrifying and scary!” but the only thing that’s terrifyingly scary in her new book is how well she – as an adult female – has managed to get into the mind of a teenage boy. Even though the opening of the book tells us that Curtis Price is dead, Stacey does a terrific job of bringing him to life along with all of the nuances growing up as an outsider in the 80s entailed.
In “Ordinary Boy” you meet ordinary people who lead ordinary lives but they’re ordinary people that you like, ordinary people that you don’t like, and ordinary people that you’ve no doubt met in the course of your own ordinary life . . .