The Changing Season by Steven ManchesterThe Changing Season by Steven Manchester

The Changing Season

bySteven Manchester

Hardcover | February 16, 2016

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This was supposed to be a simple summer for Billy: one more lazy expanse of time before college began. He'd fill the hours playing with Jimmy - his canine best buddy - going camping and doing all the things he promised Jimmy they'd do before Billy left. But that was before the accident that shook the entire town. It was before the summer job that turned into something so much more than a way to get a paycheck. And it was before Vicki. This summer was destined to be many things to Billy, things he didn't truly understand until now. But it was definitely not going to be simple. An enormously touching, richly textured, deeply moving novel of new adulthood, THE CHANGING SEASON is an experience to savor.
Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestsellers Twelve Months, The Rockin' Chair, Pressed Pennies, and Gooseberry Island as well as the novel Goodnight, Brian. His work has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, CNN's American Morning, and BET's Nightly News. Recently, three of Manchester's short stories were selecte...
Title:The Changing SeasonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:276 pages, 9.37 × 6.2 × 1.02 inPublished:February 16, 2016Publisher:The Story PlantLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1611882265

ISBN - 13:9781611882261


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emotional coming-of-age story Billy expected the summer before going to college to be the best of his life. But he was wrong. He planned on spending it with his best friend (his dog) Jimmy. He was also going to hang out with his buddies, Mark and Charlie. Billy still didn't know what to major in when he went to college and really wasn't ready to grow up. But life happens and he grew up pretty fast that summer. There was a horrible accident that one of his buddies was involved in, he found a new job and fell in love. As adults we realize that life rarely goes according to our plans but teenagers don't understand that. This story showed just how hard it was for Billy to grow up and face life as an adult. It takes us from Billy being a boy who played video games night and day, having no direction, to a young man going off to college not knowing what he wanted to do with his life. I definitely felt sorry for Billy because went through so many difficult situations that summer. As with all of this author's work it was very well written so that I could picture the events clearly. I not only smiled while reading this book but I cried too. I love the way he talked to his dog, Jimmy, about everything. Since Jimmy was his best friend, who else would he talk to? I want to thank the author for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2016-03-30

Editorial Reviews

"Beautifully written, poignant, and bittersweet, The Changing Season is a wonderful coming of age story."