Good Kids by Benjamin Nugent
A Novel

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By dropping those larger plot questions, he ends up with an intriguing central character surrounded by an array of interesting friends and family members, but no discernable arc or strong point to make. Like Josh’s adolescent feelings for Khadijah, it’s a lot of emotional buildup with no consummation.
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Benjamin Nugent's nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, and n+1, and his fiction has appeared in Tin House. He holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Iowa Arts fellow. Director of Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, he teaches fiction and nonfiction in its MFA and undergraduate programs. He grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts.
 
Published January 29, 2013 by Scribner. 226 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kevin McFarland on Jan 28 2013

By dropping those larger plot questions, he ends up with an intriguing central character surrounded by an array of interesting friends and family members, but no discernable arc or strong point to make. Like Josh’s adolescent feelings for Khadijah, it’s a lot of emotional buildup with no consummation.

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