Jonathan LaPoma’s award-winning coming-of-age novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, earned a 5-star review from Don Sloan of author Ingrid Hall’s book review blog.
“Developing Minds deserves five stars as a gritty, character-driven, coming-of-age novel by a talented writer. . . This book is much more than a raw indictment of America’s school systems, of course. The protagonist is trying desperately to come to grips with his own demons — and not succeeding very well. His book project, like his proposed screenplay, is stillborn and his job as a teacher saps the creative energy from him at every turn, so the narrative often revolves around Luke’s inability to perform on many levels.”