April 7, 2008
One Mississippi - Mark Childress
This is a tale of one teenage boy's odyssey from naive acceptance to a strong sense of self; it will knock your socks off. It is an extremely funny and touching story about family, best friends, first love, and surviving the scariest years of your life - the teenage years. I laughed till I almost fell off my chair, when I read the chapters about a home-grown church musical production and the hero's ill-conceived trip to the prom. One Mississippi is many things: it's wild it's unpredictable, yes it's tragic in the end, but so is life, sometimes. It’s about as easy to resist as a riptide. Jump in you’ll love it, too.