Book Review: Going Places by Kathryn Berla

Going Places by Kathryn Berla

Going Places
by Kathryn Berla

Hudson is going places. That’s what one of his grade school teachers said about him, but now he’s a senior in high school and unsure about what that means. He wants to home school in his final year of school, so he can relax, focus on his two businesses, and create a graphic novel. However, his senior year ends up being one of growth and friendship in ways he never imagined.

Hudson was a typical, awkward teen. He wanted what many seventeen/eighteen year old young men want… a girl and plenty of time to relax. I enjoyed that Hudson was so normal, and that he came from a loving family. His father died when he was young and that was hard on Hudson, but he was close to his mother. They had a great mother and son relationship.

This story focused on relationships. Hudson was friendzoned by the girl he loved, he met a sarcastic, sporty girl that taught him to be a man, and he worried and cared about his clients. Hudson ran two businesses, a dog walking service and one that helped elderly people who were on their own.

This story dealt with being young, but it also dealt with aging and the elderly. Since one of Hudson’s businesses was geared toward the elderly, that introduced aspects of growing old, like loneliness and regrets.

This was an easy reading novel. A sweet, sometimes humorous, and relatable story about growing up.

I received an ARC ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book’s expected release is in March 2018.

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