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No Take Backs

Overview


It is 1990 in Garland, Texas, a seemingly commonplace for boys and girls who are just coming-of-age. Although life for any teen is typically chaotic, Corey is learning that what should be mundane is actually more profound and more disturbing than meets the eye. Being a 'Skater' in Texas was already taboo and looked down upon, but this fits him, as he wants to be set apart; he wants to take his own path. In his subculture, Corey finds a world that is both blissful and tragic.

Discover how the age of innocence can quickly become very foreboding. And find out how darkness can creep in unaware. From the mind of an introspective fifteen-year-old, you are subjected to the world as he understands it- or tries to understand it. Everything makes sense; until it doesn't

Don't take this journey unless you are prepared to walk in the shadows of the underground world that exists right before your eyes.


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Description


No Take Backs is a coming-of-age story of a 15-year-old teenage boy that feels isolated and misunderstood. Corey sees the world from a skewed point of view and succumbs to depression, unaware.  He's too young to make sense of the ever-encroaching hopelessness and refers to it as 'The Darkness.'  Corey has grown accustomed to neglect and is left to his own devices, justifying the introspective rationale of his world view.

          Through Corey's story, you see him find and lose his first Love and witness as he becomes engulfed amid inflammatory drama and peer pressures, mostly through his best friend. The real battle for Corey is deciding and knowing when to ask for help or just accepting the immediate consequences of ill-made decisions.


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About the author


Otis is originally from Garland, Texas and he currently lives in Arizona. He is married, has a son, and can be found avoiding crowds and losing himself in obscure bookstores.
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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Coming of Age

Language:English

Pages:196

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781543972603

Paperback ISBN:9781543972597


Overview


It is 1990 in Garland, Texas, a seemingly commonplace for boys and girls who are just coming-of-age. Although life for any teen is typically chaotic, Corey is learning that what should be mundane is actually more profound and more disturbing than meets the eye. Being a 'Skater' in Texas was already taboo and looked down upon, but this fits him, as he wants to be set apart; he wants to take his own path. In his subculture, Corey finds a world that is both blissful and tragic.

Discover how the age of innocence can quickly become very foreboding. And find out how darkness can creep in unaware. From the mind of an introspective fifteen-year-old, you are subjected to the world as he understands it- or tries to understand it. Everything makes sense; until it doesn't

Don't take this journey unless you are prepared to walk in the shadows of the underground world that exists right before your eyes.


Read more

Description


No Take Backs is a coming-of-age story of a 15-year-old teenage boy that feels isolated and misunderstood. Corey sees the world from a skewed point of view and succumbs to depression, unaware.  He's too young to make sense of the ever-encroaching hopelessness and refers to it as 'The Darkness.'  Corey has grown accustomed to neglect and is left to his own devices, justifying the introspective rationale of his world view.

          Through Corey's story, you see him find and lose his first Love and witness as he becomes engulfed amid inflammatory drama and peer pressures, mostly through his best friend. The real battle for Corey is deciding and knowing when to ask for help or just accepting the immediate consequences of ill-made decisions.


Read more

About the author


Otis is originally from Garland, Texas and he currently lives in Arizona. He is married, has a son, and can be found avoiding crowds and losing himself in obscure bookstores.
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No Take Backs This book grabs you from the very beginning. Excellent read! It grabs you right from the beginning. Read more
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