Charming male protagonists are hard to come by in YA fiction. Cliff Sparks is charming, witty and full of puns.
“… by accident of birth, I am well named for this story. Think about it.
There you have it. I’m Cliff. Cliff Sparks.”
Cliff plans on going to college, but his unemployed and angry father keeps dipping into his college fund, most of which was earned by Cliff, who works two jobs AND goes to high school. So he will probably end up taking a course or two at the community college while continuing to work. Cliff wants to “come of age” aka lose his virginity and becomes smitten with the beautiful and artistic new girl at his school. This poignant coming of age story is written in a no-holds barred teen boy’s voice. Expect talk of breasts, farts and other parts of the anatomy. Also expect clever plays on words, fantasies and a big secret. Cliff’s a keeper; I don’t regret a single moment I spent with him!