Author: Phil Williams
Genre: Contemporary / Coming of Age / Political
A tyrannical high school principal.
A young anarchist with nothing left to lose.
One way or another, this place is goin’ down.
Matt Moyer is an orphaned teen growing up on a primitive farm in the Pennsylvania coal region. He’s homeschooled by his eccentric and philosophical great-uncle, who’s a stickler for logic, reason, and intellectual honesty. Despite his uncle’s reverence for veracity, inconsistencies arise regarding the old man’s shady past and the teen’s parents.
Through a harrowing sequence of events, Matt is forced to attend a public school. The feral teen finds it difficult to cope with the hypocrisy, propaganda, and misinformation that adults and children so readily accept. Faced with the possibility of expulsion, arrest, and ostracism, he must make a choice. Will he choose the easy lie or the hard truth?
Adult language and content.
Review: Matt Moyer was homeschooled by his uncle for a long time - an eccentric man but a stickler for logic, reason and intellectuel honesty. When Matt is forced to attend public school, he finds it difficult to cope with the misinformation others so easily accept. He has to choose between believing the easy lie, as everyçone else seems to do, or fighting for the harsh truth.
Not at all what I expected, but still a very intriguing read. I enjoyed Matt's personality, and his inner struggle for what is right is very interesting. 8/10