Friday, July 14, 2017

Bang by Barry Lyga


Genre: Realistic Fiction
Age Group: YA
Publishing Date: April 18th, 2017 by Little, Brown Books

Summary: One shot ruined his life. Another one could end it.

Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one—not even Sebastian himself—can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father’s gun.

Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend—Aneesa—to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past.

It took a gun to get him into this.

Now he needs a gun to get out.

My Thoughts: Wow, I haven't read a book to this level in a while. What a unique plot line. A kid with a secret is just trying to have fun when all of the it was just crazy. I really did like the 21st century aspects. I like it when books that are placed in the present time recognize the things that we have nowadays, namely all the technology and gadgets that are available. I also would like to mention that Aneesa is in fact of the Muslim religion, which is good, especially because Muslims get a bad rep for the crazy acts of some people, so I did like that he showed they are well normal. Also, it doesn't say in the summary, but I don't think this a spoiler- the book revolves around pizza. And who doesn't love pizza (sorry for those who are lactose intolerant)

Rating: 9.5 out of ten.

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