Have you ever read a book that seemed so real that you questioned whether it was fiction or not? With the book, Junior by Ray Donley, I found myself asking that same question more than once. The book is written as journal entries with author footnotes. As if this book was discovered after the death of Junior who was writing it. Here is a brief summary of Junior.
Joshua Jennings Jr. is the last living member of his family and he is the prime suspect in the bombing that killed not only his family but the president and vice president. He discovers soon after the bombing that this was all part of father’s master plan. Then goes on the run from the law and also others who are trying to kill him. He becomes subject of many television shows, movies, books, and magazines and newspaper articles. The journal that he writes in gives all the details of his three years of life on the run and how he learns what his father’s master plan was. He mysteriously disappears at the end of the book that is when the journal is discovered and becomes a worldwide bestseller.
My take on this book, I can honestly say that I have not read a book like this. I loved that the author gave the reader some thought-provoking questions and mixed a little humor in with all the seriousness of the mayhem that takes place in this book. I mean seriously I was drinking Mt. Dew when I read about the Great Nascar Wars 1-4. Yep folks you read that part right. That along with other tongue in cheek references to putting all the murders in prison over in Afghanistan kept this book entertaining because you never know what Donley is going to write next. I can see this book becoming a movie with sequels or even a miniseries. If you looking for a book that is entertaining as well a little serious than this is the book for you.
I give this book the Frugal Mom approval.
Here is a little bit about the author, Ray Donley. His childhood dream was to play point guard in the NBA. When that did not pan out he became a lawyer. After 30 years of being a lawyer he decided to write a novel so he make up stuff. ( I don’t know about you but that is the kind of writer I like) Want to know more about Donley than check out his website.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the sole purpose of his review. All opinions are 100% mine.
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