Grow Up by Ben Brooks
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In this bawdy, raucous, and unabashedly frank novel, youth is certainly not wasted on the young

Hailed as "one of the most hilarious and well-observed accounts of teenage debauchery you are ever likely to read" by the trendsetting British lifestyle magazine Dazed & Confused, Ben Brooks's Grow Up is a shocking, stylish, and very modern coming-of-age story.

As Jasper J. Wolf careens through high school, his list of to-dos includes: get high with friends, seduce the hottest girl in school, and, last but not least, expose his stepfather as a murderer. But as growing up soon teaches him, what he wants and what he gets are often wildly different—and decidedly unexpected.


About Ben Brooks

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BEN BROOKS is the author of Fences, An Island of Fifty, The Kasahara School of Nihilism, and Upward Coast & Sadie. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He was born in 1992 and lives in Gloucestershire, England.
Published April 24, 2012 by Penguin Books. 270 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hyper-self-aware young British writer writes novel about same. Add sex and drugs and stir.

Apr 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Grow Up: A Novel

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Brooks's latest (after Fences) follows British teen and aspiring novelist Jasper James Wolf in his post-ironic and frequently post-literate quest to pass his O-levels, peg his stepfather as a murderer

Jun 04 2012 | Read Full Review of Grow Up: A Novel

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