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Publisher's Summary

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 - Augie defeating his anxiety and actually getting the girl.  
©2016 Jennifer LeBlanc (P)2018 Jennifer LeBlanc
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4 out of 5 stars
By Lelia T on 06-20-18

What a hoot!

Your first day as a college freshman can be nerve-wracking, for sure, but Augie really isn’t looking forward to it. Nerdy and shy, he isn’t the least bit prepared for his new roommate, the very loud and boisterous Isaac, and is scared to death of going to his first college party. Things back home—only 15 minutes away—aren’t great either what with his mom and stepdad heading for divorce and his mom’s mom, Grandma Gertie, stashed away in a nursing home. Augie is very fond of Gertie and she’s the reason he’s planning to go into gerontology. Still, what’s about to happen with him and Gertie and a girl named Rose and Gertie’s pal, Auntie Tunes, is way beyond even his worst fears. I mean, how did he end up with Gertie as his date to that party?

This story is pure fluff and I loved it, laughing all the way through. Ms LeBlanc has created the most motley and wonderful cast of characters, every single one of them coming to life but, what really seals the deal is the narrator, James Oliva. Holy moly, this man is fabulous with the most wide-ranging collection of voices I’ve ever heard and I immediately knew who each character was as soon as Mr. Oliva opened his mouth.

Well done, Jennifer LeBlanc and James Oliva! I can’t wait for the next book, The Revelations of August Barton 😉

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jen Zingaro on 06-17-18

Such a fun, quirky story.

This story is ridiculous and fun. Auggie is one of those genuine characters that is a bit awkward, but not compromising his beliefs for anyone, not even a chance at his dream girl. His grandma and Tunes. I just could not get enough of those crazy old broads. A shorter story to be sure, but fully packed of adventures. A great book for if you are looking for something lighter and different. At first, I thought the narrator was talking a little fast, but he was phenomenal. He had so many different voices to do and it was fantastic.

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