[Freaked AUTHOR J.T. Dutton] EBOOK
E but once Scotty stepped onto the train to New York I let my preconceptions o and went along with the trip The emotional strings of the progtagonist the always absence of his flighty sex advice columnist mother the recent loss of his stable step father are done well They naw at Scotty constantly in stabs of memory and mistaken sightings on his journey to the Freedom concert I loved the descriptions of Scotty s physical movement they are perceptive and extremely realistic for a young person who is uncomfortable in their own skin He is one of those rare elements in fiction a character so vividly drawn that he stays
With You Long After The Book Is you long after the book is This is the second book in as many months that I ve read with anticipation as the cover and premise tease me in black sleek direct Dangerous And again I find myself disappointed For 300 pages Scotty Loveletter narrates his thoughts and the disjointed events of his life Stylistically Freaked pays homage to The Catcher in the Rye Dutton manages to sustain this 1st person streaming narration through trains automobile crashes un violence malevolent cabbies LSD induced hallucinations and bad dorm food but Scotty never came alive for me Nothing really happens for the first 80 pages I didn t feel connected to Scotty his situation or his angsty musings And since I didn t care about him I never really cared about the story What he wanted or needed never amounted to much Freaked is too long for reluctant readers too vague to work for historical fiction fans Each chapter is titled with a Grateful Dead song and there are plenty of allusions and uotes of Robert Hunter s words I just can t imagine the audience for this book beyond Dead Heads but even they will find Freaked a stretch This book is for Class of 92: Out of Our League guys I found it interesting evan though I could not relate to the main character because heot high a lot his mom posed for playboy and he is "rich It seems like he has the life everyone wants but he is not happy with himself I "It seems like he has the life everyone wants but he is not happy with himself I it was really cool how he finds himself and Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story grows up at the end of the story The year is 1993 Scotty is a sopho at an elite Connecticut boys boarding school He is facing expulsion The other boys tease him because his mother is a famous sex therapist To cope he smokes dope and drops acid He idolizes Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead The story centers on a bad trip literally and drug induced to a Grateful Dead concert for which he does not have a ticket however he does have a45 calib. Letter is in big trouble He’s about to be expelled from school but all he cares about isetting to Freedom to see Jerry Garcia even though he doesn’t have tickets But if dedicating his life to Jerryism has taught him anythi. Scotty is a prep school sopho who spends time high with his roommate and friends than doing anything useful or remotely educational roommate and friends than doing anything useful or remotely educational yet still manages to feel like his life is hard His mom has posed for Playboy and is a TV sex therapist and his latest stepdad his favorite of the bunch has just broken up with her Scotty s solution to his problems is to How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead go to an upcoming Grateful Dead show he s a Deadhead with tons of tapes but he s mostly broke and thoroughly dependent on the help of his roommate His roommateets them set up and "They Make The Separating Into Their "make the trip separating into their with Scotty eventually finding pretty much what he needs While this book presented a well told story with clearly delineated characters and some surprising plot turns I was mostly annoyed with the main character The story presents a coming of age line and Scotty rows up a little bit by the end but not too much The story takes place in 1993 so it captures a particular time and place New York Connecticut but doesn t come off as dated Due to prolific drug use I would hesitate to recommend this to anyone under about 19 years old Reviewed by Lauren Ashley for TeensReadToocomScotty was sent away to Stillwater a boarding school for boys so that his mom could spend time on her book and focus on speaking about the sex lives of others Scotty just wants to have a normal family a mom who cares about him a dad who isn t changing every few years and maybe even a sibling or two However he s stuck with knowing that all of the boys at his school fantasize about his mother and might even be able to see her nude if she oes ahead with her photoshoot plans Though he might not have a family to rely on Scotty can always turn to Jerry from The Grateful Dead in times of need On Parent s Weekend Scotty finds himself forced into a car with a un by his roommate Todd and they are off to the Freedom show FREAKED has a really ood premise and I definitely enjoyed the characters Music plays a main part in this novel as it ives Scotty an outlet along with drugs to truly feel and express his emotions Most of the story is Scotty s past memories and thoughts on life which were interesting but I was also waiting for to happen throughout the book Overall though this is a coming of age story that has a lot of life truths A beautiful book with sharp visual descriptions and nuanced characters that feel alive At first I expected for this book to have the usual rhythms of a YA novel in terms of structur. At a Grateful Dead concert you needAcid two windowpanes taped to chest CheckedTape deck for recording shows CheckedWad of cash CheckedPBJ sandwiches for the munchies Missing Tickets to the show Missing 45 handgun WhatScotty Love. .
J.T. Dutton ã 9 Free downloadEr handgunDutton s narrative is strong but the book is full of cliches eg last chance prep school full of delinuent and unloved rich kids dumb jocks and socially inept nerds and pre personal cell phone cultural references that will be lost on fourteen year olds All Scotty wants is to be loved by a real family however he is whiney and unsympathetic Freaked is of a baby boomer memoir of acid trips and following the Dead than a contemporary young a Fans of the Grateful Dead ie Deadheads should definitely check this one out How often do you see our band in fiction Great surprise to find this book Imagine Holden Caulfield of Catcher in the Rye fame mellowing out by smoking weed and listening to the Grateful Dead at his prep school and the mood is set for JT Dutton s Freaked Then add a drug dealing roommate who stores acid in the dorm room refrigerator Scotty Loveletter our Holden simply doesn t fit in at Stillwater among the wealthy Ivy League bound jocks It s band enough being singled out as part of the new money crowd but to make matters worse his mom s amassed their family fortune by posing nude in magazines She s called to ive him the heads up on soon to released Playboy shots To deter this type of attention Scotty earns his reputation as the life of the party and an obnoxious class clownBut mostly all he can think about is breaking the rules by ditching school and truckin to the next Grateful Dead show Scotty is a college sopho who spends time high with his roommate and friends than doing anything useful or remotely educational and yet still manages to feel like his life is hard His mom has posed for Playboy and is a TV sex therapist and his latest stepdad his favorite of the bunch has just broken up with her Scotty s solution "TO HIS PROBLEMS IS TO GO "his problems is to Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi go an upcoming Grateful Dead show he s a Deadhead with tons of tapes but he s mostly broke and thoroughly dependent on the help of his roommate His roommateets them set up and they make the trip separating into their own adventures with Scotty eventually finding
Pretty Much What Hemuch what he this book presented a well told story with clearly delineated characters and some surprising plot turns I was mostly annoyed with the main character The story presents a coming of age line and Scotty After Tamerlane: The Global History of Empire Since 1405 grows up a littl Fantastic There s humor and insight on every page If you like the Grateful Dead you ll especially love this book but really it s for everybody The main character is a wonderful and uniue creatio. Ng Scotty knows he’sot to keep on trucking and smile smile smileIn a stunning debut novel J T Dutton crafts a brilliant story about an unforgettable teen finding himself in the music of one of the world’s most beloved band.