Apples Author:Richard Milward As a distraction from sleazy male admirers, spiteful classmates, and her mother's progressing cancer, adolescent Eve's eyes are opened to a multicolor life of fumbling one-night stands, drug-filled clubs, endless varieties of cheap candy-flavored booze, and banal consumerist choices. A key member of Middlesbrough's party-going "in" crowd, Ever b... more »arely notices Adam. Adam, however, notices Eve. While contending with sexual frustration, an irrational and fiery-tempered father, and increasingly compulsive behavior, is Adam too busy furtively reading porn magazines in his bedroom to make his move on Eve?
A paean to the scattershot difficulties of growing up and an electrifying take on amoral youth and teen misadventure, Apples is and affecting, ingeniously crafted coming-of-age novel that has critics calling Richard Milward "the voice of the MySpace generation."« less