Winch - Junk Like That: Book Two (Motor City Junior High) - New Book
Book Two in a two-book series. The first generation of bussing in Michigan. Inner city juvenile delinquency in the 1970s. The children of divorce, edging toward the punk and hip-hop subcultures. Rustbelt romance. Love, Michigan style.
"In this second part of "Junk Like That", we continue on with Tria as she endures a day of school. With Rook and Wick, she tortures teachers, protects friends, and try to learn a little bit about herself. She is a character that has stuck with me, and I'm still thinking about sweet Tria. These kids force you to care about them and want to help them. You want to shout "don't do that!!!" while offering them a stable home and good food. While the whole novel is filled with the harsh reality facing adolescents, the ending somehow has hope. Winch's writing is once more beautiful to read, and his descriptions of the experiences around the trio of friends pulls me right into their world. An incredible novel."