- Book Title: Rooftops
- Author: John Wiley
- Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing (November 20, 2015)
- Book Length: 271 pages
- Genre: Contemporary, New Adult
- Reviewed by: Scott
- Posting Date: December 2, 2015
This isn’t what I would call a story, it is more a journal of lives, it centers around 3 college friends that are setting out to make their mark on the World after Graduation.
You can read the book description to familiarize with the characters, I’m going to do a little elaboration. I started out liking Erick, he ended up turning into an Ass. Rhys and Erick moved to L.A. together and as Erick began his career he made new friends and he essentially abandoned Rhys. Rhys is strong but he is only as strong as his support system which was Erick. This loss of support really has an affect on Rhys and his life sort of spirals out. So bad Erick for not being the friend that he should have been. Joey he’s cool and the most likable character in the book, he also stayed in Ohio to be with his girlfriend as she finishes up on her BA. Joey is laid back, caring and an all around nice guy.
This group of characters is what people are labeling as New Adult (like we need another label in the World, NOT) they are in the first half of their twenties and I believe that the author has a real feel for this group of individuals. The conversations and dialogue were very genuine, the author has a real grasp on what it takes to write in this style.
This isn’t a gay book and it isn’t a het book, this is just a book with gay characters and het characters showing how they navigate as they set out in life.
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The Book Description:
Its summer and three friends from Ohio graduate college, ready to start making their way in the real world.
Rhys; the eternal optimist who wants to be an actor and moves to Los Angeles.
Erick; the career man, seeking money and position who moves with him.
And Joey; the aspiring artist, who for the love of his girlfriend, Cheryl, stays behind in Ohio.
While attempting to follow their dreams each must face their share of personal and professional obstacles. Each is tested. Will they lose sight of themselves?
Will old friendships fall apart and new friendships form?
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