Leaving Jackson is a young adult fictional story about a biracial boy who is abused by his friends and confides in a friend he never thought he would find. This coming of age story is set in 2016 discussing the Trump and the political/social differences he ignited amongst people.
The powerful story is written with core emotions and real-time issues. It was very easy to bond with the protagonist and the literature was written in such a skillful way was it felt as if one was walking it through with him.
The friendship between Jackson and James reached unexpected depths of emotions. The principle characters were lovable and I appreciated the rhythmic quality of the storyline.
What made this book stand out was its purity of the words being used to tell the tale.
Sensitive subject matters such as abuse, racism, bullying, poor parenting and other important issues covered the plot. I appreciated the courage it took for the author to write a story like this as it can divert a certain crowd of readers, however; he chose to pick a must talked about a subject line which many avoid.
I recommend this book to young adult readers, contemporary fiction lovers and people that enjoy coming of age stories.