Friday, July 8, 2016

Waiting for Augusta

Ben has had a lump in his throat the size of a golf ball ever since his father died 2 months ago.  No one believes him and of course no one would believe him if he told them his dad is talking to him from his urn.  His dad wants Ben to take him to the Masters Tournament in Augusta and scatter his ashes on the 18th green.  As Ben is debating whether to go he meets a mysterious girl named Nona who is a wanderer and offers to go with him.  Together they set off for Augusta - stealing food, a car, clothes, and hitching a ride on a coal car.  Ben continues to talk to his father and they both come to terms with his failures as a father and his death.  

So...  I enjoyed the story well enough but not so much that I was compelled to finish it quickly.  Nona was a mystery and I liked what happened with her although I found it a bit confusing.  The subplot of segregation was interesting.  Overall good but not mind blowing.  Not a big fan of the cover... too young looking.

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