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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Blog Tour/Review ♥ The Tribulations of August Barton by Jennifer LeBlanc ♥

Title: The Tribulations of August Barton
Series: The August Barton Series #1
By: Jennifer LeBlanc
Publication Date: October 25, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Humor

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.

Review by Carol

Book – The Tribulations of August Barton
Author – Jennifer LeBlanc
Series – August Barton #1
Publication Date – October 25, 2016
Genre – Contemporary Humor
Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - Story
What a fun and quick read that had me laughing and following along with Augie and Grandma Gertie. I found this story so engaging with Gertie helping Augie deal with his fear of coming out of his comfort zone.

The secondary characters were an integral part of this story and the author did a wonderful job of developing them into Augie’s story.

Even though you may not like reading books with teenage males being the main character, the author incorporates so much of the other characters that you end up being endeared to Augie and his crew of misfits!

The only problem I had with this book is how quickly it ended. I wanted more of Augie and his antics!

This is a great debut story from Ms. LeBlanc.

Reason for Reading – Author Request/Blog Tour
Story – 5 out of 5 Stars
Steam – N/A
Angst – 4 out of 5 Stars
Writing – 5 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow – 5 out of 5 Stars
Would Read More from Author? Yes
Recommend To – Everyone who loves a “coming of age” story with a bunch of laughs

Jennifer LeBlanc was born and raised in South Dakota and has always had a knack for story-telling. When not writing, she can be found getting lost in a good book, doing something crafty, indulging in photography, or relaxing with her husband, two cats, and chihuahua. Jennifer loves animals and supports saving species on the verge of extinction. She currently works in merchant banking and credit services while writing her next project, a YA speculative thriller.

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