It’s an honour today to be sharing my review for Noah’s Lament by Jim Ody as part of the blog tour. Thanks to the author for the invite and review copy.
About the book
Noah Thomas is seventeen and his world is flawless. He’s handsome, his grades are great and he’s in love with his best friend Rosie. All is perfect until his dad is caught having an affair with Rosie’s mum.
Unable to cope, his mum runs back to America to a place called Escape; taking him with her. Now, broken hearted in a foreign country, he’s no longer the popular ace student and is struggling to fit in.
Tahli is a troubled soul. Dark and mysterious, she attaches herself to Noah. Instead of finding his feet, he thinks he’s losing his mind. Slowly, he begins to spiral out of control.
In the place that everybody escapes to, could Noah be the first to have a reason to get away?
Noah’s Lament is available to purchase now – Amazon
Everyone will probably remember their first true love, you think you’ll be together forever and nothing will ever tear you apart and that’s exactly how Noah and Rosie feel until Noah’s Dad is caught having an affair with Rosie’s Mum and Noah’s life is turned upside down.
Noah’s a popular 17 year old, he’s captain of the football team, he’s popular and doing very well at school. His relationship with Rosie is going from strength to strength but when Noah has to move to America with his mum can the relationship survive long distance?
I really felt for Noah, although he really doesn’t want to move he also understands the pain his mum is feeling and it was nice to see how much he cared for his mum. Moving to a new school is difficult but moving to a new school in a new country and going from being popular to an outsider is hard for a 17 year old boy.
Noah’s Lament isn’t a long story but it’s filled to the brim and really draws you in and I found myself totally absorbed in Noah’s life. The author shows how life can become so overwhelming for teenagers and how many cope with sex, drugs and alcohol. I’d hate to be a teenager again.
Noah’s Lament is well written, it’s absorbing with characters that come to life and it is surprising (I’m not going to give anything away though).
Definitely a story I’ll be recommending.
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