Jonathan LaPoma’s award-winning coming-of-age novel, DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY, earned a 4-star review from The Book Eaters:
“This book is incredibly raw. It’s about as far removed from ‘Dead Poets Society’ as you can get. To be honest it’s more brutal than ‘Dangerous Minds’. The main difference being the teachers, as they are both so young they are busy sowing their wild oats and making all the mistakes people in their 20’s make. Even amongst the older teachers they mix with there is a fair smattering of disillusion and pettiness.
This isn’t a cosy book, the language is very strong, so it won’t be for everyone. But it is a pretty substantial meal, like chewing threw a pile of really spicy chicken wings left over from a take-away a few days ago.”