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Teenage Idol By J. Merridew,

  • Title: Teenage Idol
  • Author: J. Merridew
  • ISBN: 9781481076531
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • The second release from suburbia s teen spirited reject aims to tackle our fantasies and hometown heroes before they hit the 20 yard line Like his debut, Merridew manages to fuel much of Teenage Idol with a similar darkness that is only amplified with bitter endings and tear jerking plot lines Leading story, The Deep End, paints themes of fame lust and indulgence, whThe second release from suburbia s teen spirited reject aims to tackle our fantasies and hometown heroes before they hit the 20 yard line Like his debut, Merridew manages to fuel much of Teenage Idol with a similar darkness that is only amplified with bitter endings and tear jerking plot lines Leading story, The Deep End, paints themes of fame lust and indulgence, while stories like On City Limits and Lax Hoes, Sports Bros offer a triumphant glimmer of hope in a whirlwind of big dreams and unrealistic expectations Bruce Farrel returns in Solo Cups Bruises and Trophy Boy to finish what he started in his three part story weaved between personal narratives that seem straight from a diary Bleach, Blood Cum holds nothing back with a sexually driven storyline about a boy who wants the fame that you need an ID to see But despite what is resting on the surface, Teenage Idol isn t about striving for egotistical fame or plastic perfection It s about our generation s insecurities It s about ripping apart poster boys and hanging a mirror above the bed frame instead It s about dancing solo and partying hard, even when your invitation gets lost in the mail It s about dreaming big in a dead town and rising above the low blows from anyone who has ever told you that you can t win.
    Teenage Idol The second release from suburbia s teen spirited reject aims to tackle our fantasies and hometown heroes before they hit the yard line Like his debut Merridew manages to fuel much of Teenage Idol

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    1. This slim volume of stories packs a serious punch, and makes me look forward to what the author will do with a full length novel Not all the stories land, but the first one, and the entire Farrell Cycle do From Justin Beiber as Faust to Sexually confused Math Tutotor as Christ redeemer, these stories focus in on surface vs interior very well The author plays with identity in some very interesting ways, too, inviting us to consider J Merridew as character and that figure s relationship to the aut [...]

    2. Teenage Idol by Jack Merridew published in 2013 is a small book, at just over 100 double spaced pages without page numbers, I might add includes 8 pieces about teenage angst, although from a very smart insightful young man I say insightful, but I mean self aware of his immediate surroundings altogether unhappy aura about his current situation in suburbia.This is Jack s 2nd book I would like to see a 3rd installment, if only to give some resolution to his intense need to be accepted by the cool [...]

    3. It s not often that I come across a really good read like this one I read the entire book in one sitting I wouldn t call it dark , I d call it honest This author really knows how to put words together and I hope he continues writing.

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