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Tales from Foster High

Tales from Foster High - John  Goode 4.5 stars

First let me say...John Goode...



It was JG's Author's Note that preceded this book that first captured my love and attention. As someone who went through both middle and high school in the 80's, the references to John Hughes movies (which have since become timeless classics) hold a special place in my heart.

This book captured the special quality of those classics. From the jackasses...


To the jocks...


To the unbelievable authority figures...


To some adorable nerds...


And while not Hughes..."Can't Buy Me Love" was most thought of...


These boys totally captured my attention and love...I need more. I have no personal knowledge of what coming out in high school is like but feel JG captured it heartbreakingly accurate. These boys were beautifully open, brave and strong young men who anyone should be proud of.

My only irritation was with the mothers! Argh!! I wanted to smack these worthless women in the head. To think that it took their sons getting beat up outside the home for them to give a shit! Forget what they allowed to go on inside their own homes. Just sickening.

Note while the first gif is not from a classic Hughes movie...it fit my initial point perfectly...plus you gotta love a good Cameron Crowe film as well.