Today's book is
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
It was under the category: A Book That Take Place in Summer
This is the story of Art Bechstein who is the son of a mobster. He lives in Pittsburgh, and just finished his studies at a local university. He doesn't know what he is going to do with his life, so he takes the summer to spend time with friends, get into trouble, and figure things out. He falls in love with a girl, then a guy, and in the end he is alone. Still no clearer to his path in life.
This book was just okay. I was anxious to read it because it was about Pittsburgh. I grew up in a small town right outside of Pittsburgh and went to college there myself. It was neat to read about the places in this book. But beyond that - the story was rambling and a bit boring. Characters were really whiny and all over the place. I really had to concentrate to keep reading.
I don't recommend it. It was FINE. There were parts that were good, but it wasn't great.
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