Adem Besim book My Unforgettable Year Blog tour…

Book Review by Jill Smith©Nov14

Title: My Unforgettable Year

Author: Adem Besim

Publisher: Morris Publishing Australia

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My unforgetable year cover Adem BesimThis coming of age story is told from 17 year old Nathan Thompson’s viewpoint. He has grown up in the small Victorian town of Kyabram. He is the town football hero. He and his friends are going through their last year at school. They face pressures to succeed from parents and teachers, along with other pressures from piers.

The inherent aggression Nathan feels towards his father is the result of his fathers’ constant demands AdemBesim picthat he to train harder, to get noticed by the big league AFL football clubs, so he can forge a career there. That’s not what Nathan wants to do and his father seems to not listen to this. Coach Garry becomes his mentor in football and in life.

His best friend Matt is like a brother and his parents are his second family. They both play football, along with Jarryd who constantly antagonises Nathan. It is a small town and everyone knows everyone, so when the beautiful Katie arrives mid-year to finish her final year of school, gossip spreads through the town. Nathan falls in love, while his ex-girlfriend Sarah, not liking the situation, spreads some choice and untrue gossip.

I really enjoyed the fact that this book was written from a male perspective with all the testosterone and teenage anger clearly described. It was written in the first person, and although the publisher suggested it was a kind of diary, I enjoyed the narrative. Having recently read two female coming of age stories in ‘Crashing Down’ by Kate McCaffrey and ‘That’s Why I Wrote this Song’ by Susanne Gervay, it was great to get something from a totally different perspective.

This is Adems’ debut novel and I certainly look forward to more enjoyable reads from him.

For more about Adem go to the Morris Publishing site

 http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com/my-unforgettable-year.html

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4 thoughts on “Adem Besim book My Unforgettable Year Blog tour…

  1. Hi Jill, your site’s got beautiful design and such interesting pieces, so I’m following! 🙂
    Feel free to check out my writing about publishing: publishinginsights.org
    Sherry

    • Hi Sherry
      Thanks for following, I’ve followed your site. I like the simple layout. My original blog was cluttered and this one is more streamlined. Hope you enjoy my future offerings and writing rambling.
      Jill

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