If there's one person Jacob is never going to be like, it's his alcoholic father. But Jacob is brought face-to-face with his own addictions when his father ends up in the hospital. Certain that he can easily overcome his drug and alcohol abuse, Jacob discovers just how powerful
dependency can be. A terrible tragedy takes Jacob to the breaking point where he will have to decide, once and for all, whether or not he is going to go through life wasted. [Fry Reading Level - 5.5
BRENT SHERRARD and his wife Valerie live in Miramachi, New Brunswick.
"The reader really sees what a waste of a life it is to be addicted to drugs and alcohol. Life presents Jacob with extraordianry circumstances. He has to gather all his inner strength and courage to deal with those circumstances if he wants to have a "life not wasted."
"I recommend this book to anyone that has had an issue with an addiction or who knows someone with an addiction. It is a powerful and meaningful book to read and I would recommend it."
"Jacob's narrative voice is strong."
"A very well written novel with realistic characters. Well worth a read."
"What about the legality -- and morality -- of growing marijuana for sale? Should a murder go unpunished? One hopes readers will be inspired to discuss these issues, especially in the context of the well-realized bleakness of Jacob's life and those of his friends."