The Tribulations of August Barton by Jennifer LeBlanc

August Barton could never have mentally prepared himself for his freshman year of college: not only has his anxiety increased, but his parents are divorcing, his new roommate thinks Augie is the biggest nerd in existence, and his grandma, a retired prostitute named Gertie, has taken to running away from her nursing home. Augie just wants to hole up in his dorm room with his Star Wars collectables and textbooks, but Gertie is not about to let that happen. What ensues is a crazy ride including naked trespassing, befriending a local biker gang, and maybe-just maybe-with Augie defeating his anxiety and actually getting the girl.


Age: Adult

Genre: Humor and Satire

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Ashleigh ✓ book blogger

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Easy to switch to other tasks
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Matches the story well

The fact that this book was divided into parts instead of chapters was a little off-putting and it took me a while to really get into the story. But, I was intrigued by Augie and wanted to know what happened to him. And I absolutely loved Grandma Gertie.

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