“Ordinary Boy” is No Ordinary Read

Ordinary Boy by Stacey Longo
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 . . .

 

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Stacey

Stacey Longo is the author of Ordinary Boy (nominated for a Pushcart Prize) and Secret Things: Twelve Tales to Terrify. Her YA horror novel My Sister the Zombie is due out in 2016. Her stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Shroud, Shock Totem, and the Litchfield Literary Review.
She is a past Hiram Award winner, and was a featured author on the 2014 Connecticut Authors Trail. A former humor columnist for the Block Island Times, she maintains a weekly humor blog at www.staceylongo.com.
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