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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Urban Life
  • Language:English
  • Pages:198
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543933147

97

A Novel

by Jonathan Bonhomme

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Overview
97 is a story of a Dominican teenager named Yovanny Cedeno. He is a 17 year old from the Washington Heights section in New York. He is a High School dropout with a god given 97 MPH fastball. Yovanny must choose whether to listen to his parent's old school mannerisms in putting education first or following the ghetto fabulous lifestyle of his best friend, Niko. Yovanny is innocent in life. He doesn't fit with his fellow classmates and only finds confidence whenever he is on the mound. Chasing his dreams will bring him the biggest joy in life. He will learn that one bad decision can take it all away. Yovanny's life decisions will affect everyone in his circle as fast as his 97 MPH fastball. This is a story of self-discovery in which learning from past mistakes can lead you into your true greatness. This is a story everyone can relate to. We all know of a Yovanny because he is in all of us.
Description
97 is a story of a Dominican teenager named Yovanny Cedeno. He is a 17 year old from the Washington Heights section in New York. He is a High School dropout with a god given 97 MPH fastball. Yovanny must choose whether to listen to his parent's old school mannerisms in putting education first or following the ghetto fabulous lifestyle of his best friend, Niko. Yovanny is innocent in life. He doesn't fit with his fellow classmates and only finds confidence whenever he is on the mound. Chasing his dreams will bring him the biggest joy in life. He will learn that one bad decision can take it all away. Yovanny's life decisions will affect everyone in his circle as fast as his 97 MPH fastball. This is a story of self-discovery in which learning from past mistakes can lead you into your true greatness. This is a story everyone can relate to. We all know of a Yovanny because he is in all of us.
About the author
Jonathan Bonhomme is born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is proud of his Puerto Rican roots and currently lives in the Bronx. Music, traveling, cooking and baseball are his many passions. He credits baseball for his life experiences and currently plays in an adult men's league in the Bronx. Jonathan is also passionate about his carbon footprint. His home has solar panels and he has helped many homeowners move forward with their solar aspirations. Jonathan's stories will relate to many communities throughout the world. 97 is his first novel written and certainly not his last.
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