Jack Author:A. M. Homes In Jack, A. M. Homes gives us a teenager who wants nothing more than to be normal -- even if being normal means having divorced parents and a rather strange best friend. But when Jack's father takes him out in a rowboat on Lake Watchmayoyo and tells his son he's gay, nothing will ever be normal again. Out of Jack's struggle to redefi... more »ne what "family" means, A. M. Homes crafts a novel of enormous humor, charm, and resonance, the most convincing, funny, and insightful novel about adolescence since The Catcher in the Rye.« less
This was a real departure from Homes' usually shocking novels; much tamer in tone. The narrator is a really likeable boy coming to terms with his confusing life. I have a son the same age, and I can truly say that she got it right. Enjoyed it.