Best Coming of Age Fiction Reviews From BookViral

"A compassionate look at the real heart of youth..."

Coming Of Age Reviews

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  • Publisher: ‎ Independently published (December 10, 2019)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 216 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1673821502
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1673821505
  • Genre:  Coming Of Age Fiction


The BookViral Review:

A novel with wonderful emotional impact Kevin: King of the Air Surf Guitar proves a genuine literary gem as Davis gives us a sincere and nearly perfectly realized story about adolescence and the traumas that often catch us unawares.

Davis isn’t the first author to tackle his subject and he won’t be last and whilst there are countless traps similar authors have run into Davis falls into none of them. His story sneaks up on us with a series of incidents from daily life – moments that on their own might not lead anywhere in particular, but together ensnare us with their emotional impact.

A compassionate look at the real heart of youth, the richness of its tapestry, densely woven from human emotions and character interaction, gives ‘Kevin’ a timeless relevance with a narrative that is all about the journey and not the destination.

Davis’ narrative broadly focuses on the life of 15-year-old Kevin Cousins whilst at its heart lies the fundamental changes within him as he faces the stark reality of being separated from younger sister Amber with the richness of Davis’ narrative densely woven from human emotions and character interaction.

Given the backdrop to Davis’ novel, you would expect there to be anguish and a prevailing sense of loss and he certainly doesn’t sugarcoat it. On this level, ‘Kevin’ is a story about coming to terms with change, expectations and familial bonds but his characters are so well conceived that any sense of mawkishness is kept at bay as Davis whips up a frenzy of crazy-cool board action that feels thrilling real.

A must-read for surfing fans and readers who appreciate a well-told story with real-world relevance Kevin: King of the Air Surf Guitar is unreservedly recommended.

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