Synopsis: Afternoon is a novella told from the perspective of Andrew, a teenager who we watch learn about courage, faith in Jesus Christ, and growing up in a surreal and challenging world.
This is my second book I have read by this author and I like his writing style. It is vivid and brings the characters to life. The only thing I disliked about the story is that there wasn’t any way to tell when the scene was going to jump. It would catch me off guard as the new scenes didn’t go in chronological order. I think it is a good concept as the reader gets to experience different aspects of Andrew’s life.
Andrew has a life changing experience after nearly drowning and realizes that he had allowed his troubles to cause him withdraw from other people. It is not a miraculous change like Scrooge but he slowly comes to that point after going through memories and talks with friends and family. Overall, good read for anyone who loves young adult stories of growing pains mixed with a spiritual flair.