Pub Date 25 Oct 2016
August Barton could never have mentally prepared himself for his freshman year of college: not only has his anxiety increased, but his parents are divorcing, his new roommate thinks Augie is the biggest nerd in existence, and his grandma, a retired prostitute named Gertie, has taken to running away from her nursing home. Augie just wants to hole up in his dorm room with his Star Wars collectables and textbooks, but Gertie is not about to let that happen. What ensues is a crazy ride including naked trespassing, befriending a local biker gang, and maybe-just maybe-with Augie defeating his anxiety and actually getting the girl.
A quick and entertaining read with laugh out loud moments and the quirkiest of characters. I loved following Augie on his coming of age story as he begins college with anxiety, a new roommate, some family drama... it dealt with heavier themes, but in a lighthearted way. I was pleasantly surprised by this novella and can't wait to see what other adventures Augie and Gertie go on!! -Jessi Tarbet
GREAT! This book will have you laughing, crying, cringing, and singing all throughout! This was my first ever novella and I enjoyed every minute of it. Augie is relatable to so many of us and Gertie is a definite spitfire! I loved getting to know each character and look forward to reading the next installment.-Betsy Hulderson
This was a fun, quirky, and engaging novella. August is a freshman in college, dealing with anxiety in addition to the usual problems faced by teens. What sets August apart from his peers is his sweet relationship with Grandma Gertie. -Brenda Donelan (Author of Day of The Dead, A University Mysteries Novel)
I found this book to be a great, light read. Some difficult issues are addressed, but in a lighthearted way, and I liked that. The characters are lovable, and I'm excited to read about their future endeavors in books to come.
I received this novella from the author in exchange for an honest review and I can honestly say that this was super cute and an insanely quick read. I really liked the story and the characters and I loved how it was set in college. My one complaint with this is that, because it is a novella I didn't get as much time to really get to know the characters as well as I wanted to. But I certainly recommend this for fans of fangirl because August and Cath have quite a bit in common-Melissa Jacobson
This book is funny, sweet and cool. August Barton is a great main character and Grandma Gertie makes the book extra special.-Melissa Routh
Loved this book! Very funny and keeps your attention. A page turner, wish it was longer because I wanted more!-Cassie Nelson
I greatly enjoyed this book. It kept me interested from the very beginning. This was one if the books that once you start you can't put down until the end. Great read!-Elisa Tacy