"There are some people that walk around on two feet and others like me that run on all four." Newbie Johnson tries to understand the meaning of this statement while learning about friendship, loss, and love as a small town teenager.
The Art Of Raising Hell is a coming-of-age story set in the 1970s that centers around four teenagers and their involvement with a larger-than-life character named Lonny Nack.
Newbie had recently moved to Bunsen Creek, Illinois when his mother is killed in a devastating car crash. Nursing a broken soul, he soon hooks up with the three best friends a guy could ever ask for and meets the love of his life, Sally Nack.
Sally's brother, Lonny, fears no one, including the law, and soon takes his peculiar sense of justice, along with his love of practical jokes, to new heights while entertaining the colorful characters of Kickapoo County.
When Officer Hightower and Lonny collide with deadly results, Newbie becomes the only one who can make things right. Somewhere along the way, he learns an important lesson about how to chase after life instead being chased by it.
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Great Road Trip "Read"
I purchased the audiobook, The Art of Raising Hell, prior to taking a multi-state road trip this summer. Both the author and the narrator did an incredible job of telling the story about four teenage boys growing up in a small Midwestern town in the '70's. Boring, it wasn't! When the book was nearing the end, I found myself wishing there were more chapters just so I could spend more time with the characters I had met and become so close to.
The Art of Raising Hell
L.J. Ganser, a three time Audiofile Earphone Awards winner, did a wonderful job of bringing the characters of Bunsen Creek alive. I should know, I was one of them!