Kill Me Now (Hardcover)
Counterpoint LLC, 9781619025370, 240pp.
Publication Date: January 23, 2018
It's not until Miles begins a mutually beneficial friendship with a new elderly neighbor--whom his sisters spy on and suspect of murder--that he begins to find some understanding of lives different than his own, of the plain acceptance of true friends, and, maybe, just a little of himself in time to start a whole new year. When you're green, you grow, he learns. But when you're ripe, you rot.
With tenderness and tenacity, Timmy Reed's prose--written in a confessional tone via Miles's journal--captures the anguish and grit of adolescence, and the potential of growing up.