How to Lose Everything by Philipp Mattheis
A Mostly True Story (True Stories)

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Choosing to have Jonathan relate the story several years later gives the narrative a much-needed perspective, a chance for a character to reflect on the significance of the events he’s lived through.
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Jonathan, Sam, Schulz, and Eric usually spend their summers hanging out at the park, skateboarding and dreaming about the time when they’ll finally move out of the suburbs. But in the summer of 1994, the four teenagers find a small fortune hidden inside an abandoned house. What starts out as a blessing soon turns into a curse, however, as stress, drugs, and dwindling funds raise some serious questions about the future. Eighteen years later Jonathan returns to that life-changing summer to tally up the cost of that discovery, exploring how a broken dream led to a totally renewed sense of purpose.
 

About Philipp Mattheis

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Philip Mattheis has been an editor for one of Germany's most popular youth magazines since 2008, and occasionally writes for NEON as well. He lives in Munich.
 
Published July 23, 2013 by Zest Books. 210 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

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on Aug 26 2013

Guilt and paranoia darken a fantasy-come-true as relationships believably break down. Jonathan's perspective in hindsight offers a nuanced view of temptation in the face of moral obligations.

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on Apr 10 2013

Choosing to have Jonathan relate the story several years later gives the narrative a much-needed perspective, a chance for a character to reflect on the significance of the events he’s lived through.

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