Friday, August 7, 2009

Sprout by Dale Peck

How many secrets can you hide in plain sight? Sprout Bradford has a secret. It’s not what you think—he’ll tell you he’s gay. He’ll tell you about his dad’s drinking and his mother’s death. The green fingerprints everywhere tell you when he last dyed his hair. But neither the reader nor Sprout are prepared for what happens when Sprout suddenly finds he’s had a more profound effect on the lives around him than he ever thought possible. Sprout is both hilarious and gripping; a story of one boy at odds with the expected.

This was a really good book. Yes, it took me awhile to get into and yes, I put off reading it. But once I finally sat down and started reading. I couldn't put it down.
Some parts of this book were laugh out loud funny. Whereas other parts were incredibly serious.
Sprout tells his story with wit. He is a boy with strong opinions who wants to share them. While he is trying to do this, he has the voice of his English teacher, Mrs. Miller in his head telling him to censor himself. Because, if he didn't nobody would like his writing because he cusses or talks about himself being gay.
This book wasn't the best and wasn't the worst. I think some may enjoy it, whereas others probably won't. I personally liked how it was honest and had Sprouts opinions, while still being funny. I am looking forward to more books by Dale Peck.