First and Last Loves

9781481418805Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach, Simon & Schuster, February 2016 – Review by Larry Yoder

Thanks for the Trouble is an entertaining read that also manages to ask some good questions. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip into the life of a high school boy who has lost his ability to speak and a two-hundred-year-old young woman who is trying to finally die.

Is there one event that becomes a fulcrum or single reference point in life, or are there many?  What are the reasons to live or die, and how much choice do we have in determining it all?

The writing is good and the pace is fast.  Good for older YAs and young-at-heart adults – be warned that the book has some strong sexual issues with some descriptive scenes, although not graphic sex scenes.

If you need a fun, shorter read that also asks some big questions, then this is the perfect book for you!


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