By Timmy Reed
Miles Lover is an imaginitive yet insecure adolescent skateboarder with an unlucky nickname, approximately to stand his first semester of highschool within the fall. In Kill Me Now, Miles exists in a liminal space—between junior excessive and highschool, and among 3 homes: his mother’s, his father’s, and the now vacant residence his relations used to name domestic in a leafy, eco-friendly local of north Baltimore. Miles struggles opposed to his mom and dad, his more youthful exact dual sisters, his probation officer, his outdated pals, his summer season analyzing record, and his own essay task (having to maintain a journal). greater than something, even though, he wrestles with himself and the fears that include growing to be up.
It's no longer until eventually Miles starts a together precious friendship with a brand new aged neighbor—whom his sisters secret agent on and suspect of murder—that he starts to discover a few figuring out of lives various than his personal, of the apparent popularity of precise buddies, and, might be, slightly of himself in time to begin a complete new 12 months. if you are eco-friendly, you develop, he learns. but if you are ripe, you rot.
With tenderness and tenacity, Timmy Reed's prose—written in a confessional tone through Miles's journal—captures the ache and grit of youth, and the aptitude that includes starting to be up.
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