Travis Reading Reading itibaren Yershov, Saratov Oblast, Rusya
Jan was a beautiful, intelligent and adventurous woman who had a difficult childhood and tragic life. She only met her father, Jack Kerouac, twice. He showed no interest in her either time. Jan had some great adventures but drug use and difficulty with relationships were her downfall. I liked this book and her other book "Trainsong". Her mother, Joan Haverty, also wrote a book called "Nobody's Wife".
This is such a unique coming of age novel with an interesting plot and fun voice--I really enjoyed it. The discussion questions at the end of the book are thought-provoking and would initiate interesting conversations. I did feel like the christian aspect of the novel is a little watered down. It spoke about God and spirituality more than it did Jesus and a relationship with our Savior, but I still liked the book. It was an easy read with some great themes. I liked the historical aspect and the interconnectedness of all the characters. I also liked the three different points of view: Kati, Josh, and Angelo. Although, a couple of times I found myself confused about who's story I was reading. Overall, I give this novel 3 1/2 to 4 stars and I would recommend it to others.
I don't read many novels, but took this one on a beach vacation and it was just what I wanted. Interesting story and easy to read.