Lawn Boy
“Jonathan Evison's voice is pure magic. In Lawn Boy, at once a vibrant coming-of-age novel and a sharp social commentary on class, Evison offers a painfully honest portrait of one young man's struggle to overcome the hand he's been dealt in life and reach for his dreams. It's a journey you won't want to miss, with an ending you won't forget.” —Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale For Mike Muñoz, a young Chicano living in Washington State, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work—and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew—he knows that he’s got to be the one to shake things up if he’s ever going to change his life. But how? In this funny, angry, touching, and ultimately deeply inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man on a journey to discover himself, a search to find the secret to achieving the American dream of happiness and prosperity. That’s the birthright for all Americans, isn’t it? If so, then what is Mike Muñoz’s problem? Though he tries time and again to get his foot on the first rung of that ladder to success, he can’t seem to get a break. But then things start to change for Mike, and after a raucous, jarring, and challenging trip, he finds he can finally see the future and his place in it. And it’s looking really good.Lawn Boy is an important, entertaining, and completely winning novel about social class distinctions, about overcoming cultural discrimination, and about standing up for oneself.

Lawn Boy Details

TitleLawn Boy
Author
ReleaseApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherAlgonquin Books
ISBN-139781616202620
Rating
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Young Adult, Coming Of Age, Adult

Lawn Boy Review

  • Bud Smith
    January 1, 1970
    A working class comic novel that doesn't play tough and put on a show. This novel is loveable and true. Lawn Boy is a look at what it means to start from nothing and simply have the aim of getting some points on the board rather than stay at zero in the weird game of life. Mike Munoz, the narrator, as well as all the characters in the novel (mostly his family and friends), are nobodies striving for success, but their success is something like 'not having to pick up dog shit for minimum wage' or A working class comic novel that doesn't play tough and put on a show. This novel is loveable and true. Lawn Boy is a look at what it means to start from nothing and simply have the aim of getting some points on the board rather than stay at zero in the weird game of life. Mike Munoz, the narrator, as well as all the characters in the novel (mostly his family and friends), are nobodies striving for success, but their success is something like 'not having to pick up dog shit for minimum wage' or 'being able to afford minutes for their cellphone' or 'moving out of the shed'. The style of the novel walks the line between hyper-realization and the tone of the TV show Arrested Development. I was reminded of the novel A Confederacy of Dunces also. The writing in Lawn Boy is so conversational and without pretense that you get swallowed up in much of Mike Munoz's life as it twists and turns along the many odd paths he takes away from the failure that could be his permanent bed if he wasn't such a driven and strong person. Anyways...really loved this one. Evison is badass. Something as simple as a trip to the library, a meal at the diner, a conversation at the kitchen table with your mom's boyfriend who has a nut hanging out, all those things are made masterful here. Here's a guy who can put the world, as it is, in a paragraph.
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  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    Another great novel from one of my favorites, Jonathan Evison. I've been fortunate to be hired as proofreader by Algonquin for a number of his books and I always look forward to the next one. This one will go back on my list to read again when the book comes out!
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  • Aaron Cance
    January 1, 1970
    Experience has taught me that the release of any new novel by Jonathan Evison is truly a cause for celebration, and this year’s Lawn Boy is no exception. His early opus, West of Here, aside, Evison’s books typically operate around a small constellation of vividly imagined characters, characters so artfully and intricately rendered, they remind you of someone you either know or are related to. Lawn Boy is no different in this respect, but is arguably Evison’s most politically charged book to date Experience has taught me that the release of any new novel by Jonathan Evison is truly a cause for celebration, and this year’s Lawn Boy is no exception. His early opus, West of Here, aside, Evison’s books typically operate around a small constellation of vividly imagined characters, characters so artfully and intricately rendered, they remind you of someone you either know or are related to. Lawn Boy is no different in this respect, but is arguably Evison’s most politically charged book to date, taking a long, unflinching gaze at the stark income inequality of twenty-first century America, and at the difficulty with which many Americans meet even their most basic needs.Young Mexican-American Mike Muñoz has a way with the landscape and an eye for sharp lines, for the movement and flow of any given yard. He’s a master of composition, and fancies himself a sculpture artist with a pair of pruning shears. However, most people decide what to expect from him before he even opens his mouth. Living from paycheck to paycheck with his loving but downtrodden mother and his developmentally disabled brother, Nate, there seems to be nothing he can do to get ahead, and dreams of anything beyond basic survival seem an outright impossibility. In his orbit are his uncouth best friend Nick, who’s holding down a job at the local Les Schwab Tire store, Freddy, an unemployed pseudo-philosopher-musician (who’s underwear rarely contains everything it should) who’s taken up residence in the family tool shed, Chaz, an unabashed alcoholic capitalist who’ll let nothing stop him from thinking big, and his new friend Andrew, a local librarian, who offers him small doses of salvation in the form of book recommendations.Evison’s readers will find themselves rooting for Mike Muñoz intuitively because most people have worked, at one time or another, at a job that offered no upward mobility, and Mike, after everything is said and done, really just wants to be something better. He doesn’t want to con, cheat, or steal his way home, but is simply looking for a path to a better life for himself and his family. Alternately hilarious and frustrating, exuberant and infuriating, Lawn Boy reads like an anthem for the common man, and makes as strong a statement as a street march, while at the same time offering an absorbing narrative, which is consistently one of Evison’s greatest talents as a writer. Like Steinbeck, Evison keeps his heroes close to the ground, and finds nobility and goodness in even the most rough and ragged hearts.Even as it lays bare the ways in which the American dream has become seemingly inaccessible to so many, Lawn Boy is not without its notes of optimism. One of its finest qualities is, in fact, how it explores how success is still a possibility for those, who like Evison’s Mike Muñoz, have the character, perseverance, and stamina to hold their ground and put all obstacles behind them. It may not be as accessible to everyone as it once was, and there is good deal of work still to be done to a buoy up the working poor, but being a good person does matter, and the American Dream, whether it takes the form we’ve imagined it would or not, can still take shape unexpectedly.
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  • Rachel Watkins
    January 1, 1970
    What Jonathan Evison has done in LAWN BOY is give us an unlikely hero in Mike Muñoz, who tells it like it is and just wants a fair shake. Only twenty-two but already beaten down, Mike knows what it means to go hungry, to share a house with too many people, to never get ahead. LAWN BOY covers issues like racism, immigrant rights, and homophobia in the same breath as dating misadventures, Mike's fledgling topiary carving artistry, and the pretentious writing MFA candidates produce. It is just this What Jonathan Evison has done in LAWN BOY is give us an unlikely hero in Mike Muñoz, who tells it like it is and just wants a fair shake. Only twenty-two but already beaten down, Mike knows what it means to go hungry, to share a house with too many people, to never get ahead. LAWN BOY covers issues like racism, immigrant rights, and homophobia in the same breath as dating misadventures, Mike's fledgling topiary carving artistry, and the pretentious writing MFA candidates produce. It is just this type of book (relatable, funny, entertaining) that could get us talking about social justice. (Reminded me of Shanthi Sekaran's LUCKY BOY.)
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  • Kayla
    January 1, 1970
    I'm surprised by how much I loved this book! A fictional story about a landscaper wouldn't normally be one I'd be inclined to pick up, but I loved the realistic characters and truth of this novel. Mike Muñoz comes from a complicated family-life, and he is constantly dealing with cultural discrimination, financial issues, and a difficult job market. He is trying to find the secret to living the American Dream as he landscapes for minimum wage, builds bobble-heads, or constantly gets turned away f I'm surprised by how much I loved this book! A fictional story about a landscaper wouldn't normally be one I'd be inclined to pick up, but I loved the realistic characters and truth of this novel. Mike Muñoz comes from a complicated family-life, and he is constantly dealing with cultural discrimination, financial issues, and a difficult job market. He is trying to find the secret to living the American Dream as he landscapes for minimum wage, builds bobble-heads, or constantly gets turned away from service jobs like Subway or Walmart. Mike's story is honest, difficult, but ultimately uplifting. All of the characters serve a purpose, even if you hate half of them. I loved how the relationships between characters evolved throughout the story. Thinking back about the story, there are a lot of simple scenes that take place at bars or at home, but none of them feel mundane as you read them. Each scene feels essential to Mike's story, and I needed to keep reading to see if Mike's life would improve. Overall, this is a quick read that touches on a lot of difficult issues. It handles them well, and I liked how the author ties everything up in the end. 4.5 stars!
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  • Billie
    January 1, 1970
    It's the relationship that develops at the end that really struck the only false note for me. The relationship itself was actually sweet, but how it got there...just something about it didn't quite ring true. But that was just a single flaw in what is otherwise a small gem of a book.
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  • Sarah Obsesses over Books & Cookies
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Netgalley for the chance to read this book. Mike Muniz is a guy who just can't get a break. He's young but already has had a lot of responsibility with helping his mom with money and his older brother has mental challenges. He's a landscaper who loses it one day when his crappy boss asks him to pick up dog shit when that is definitely not in his job description. So he tries other jobs and meets up with an old elementary school friend who he shares a past with who is now a hot shot real Thank you Netgalley for the chance to read this book. Mike Muniz is a guy who just can't get a break. He's young but already has had a lot of responsibility with helping his mom with money and his older brother has mental challenges. He's a landscaper who loses it one day when his crappy boss asks him to pick up dog shit when that is definitely not in his job description. So he tries other jobs and meets up with an old elementary school friend who he shares a past with who is now a hot shot real estate guy who gives him a job but then screws him over. It has some social issues, homosexual issues, racism and a lot of jokes. It's an easy read about your average american kid trying to figure himself out and the world if possible.
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  • Robin
    January 1, 1970
    In Lawn Boy Jonathan Evison has given his readers another character to care about and remember. The story offers up Mike Munoz' quick-witted first person narrative as he navigates his world - his family, friends, employment or lack thereof, and questions of identity and where he fits in that world. Evison deftly but gently offers trenchant observations on class structure, wealth, social anxieties and finding ones true self. (And for us librarian readers - a sweet love letter to libraries:). Than In Lawn Boy Jonathan Evison has given his readers another character to care about and remember. The story offers up Mike Munoz' quick-witted first person narrative as he navigates his world - his family, friends, employment or lack thereof, and questions of identity and where he fits in that world. Evison deftly but gently offers trenchant observations on class structure, wealth, social anxieties and finding ones true self. (And for us librarian readers - a sweet love letter to libraries:). Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this book.
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  • Robin
    January 1, 1970
    As usual, Evison develops his story with appealing characters and clever and hilarious banter. A fabulous "feel-good" story with Evison's love of libraries and librarians front and center.More thorough review to come.Thanks to the publisher for the advance reading copy.
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  • Marie
    January 1, 1970
    Mike is a landscaper, but his life is stuck in neutral. Will he ever be free to sculpt topiaries and write the great landscaping novel? With masterful style, Evison raises awareness under a cloak of humor. He touches on poverty, immigration, sexuality, and puppy mills, all to surprisingly hilarious effect. Laugh-out-loud funny, yet achingly real.
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  • Gerard Villegas
    January 1, 1970
    Looking at the title, I'm thinking to myself, "Didn't I watch this video online?" You know the one where the hunky Latin gardener gets all sweaty cutting grass and offers his very 'special package' deal to the equally hunky owner of the house. Then they bless the newly cut grass in a spray of natural bodily pesticides. Or there is that one time in bandcamp where some other blessed endowed landscaper gets it on with the big busted cougar owner of the mansion in an orgy by the birdbath and he take Looking at the title, I'm thinking to myself, "Didn't I watch this video online?" You know the one where the hunky Latin gardener gets all sweaty cutting grass and offers his very 'special package' deal to the equally hunky owner of the house. Then they bless the newly cut grass in a spray of natural bodily pesticides. Or there is that one time in bandcamp where some other blessed endowed landscaper gets it on with the big busted cougar owner of the mansion in an orgy by the birdbath and he takes out his huge leaf blower and...well you get the picture.*Sigh* Sadly, that isn't the premise of Lawn Boy (well, not yet anyway). Basically, the main character Mike Munoz is coasting through life as he supports his family consisting of his autistic brother and single other as both a landscaper and gardener. With no future and no career prospects, he dreams of being a writer and making something more out of is life. What follows is a journey of self discovery and a cast of supporting characters to help him find his path.Authors Kristin Hannah and Luis Urrea gave Jonathan Evison's novel glowing reviews so it certainly worth checking out.Well it's either that or Pornhub.
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  • Dianah
    January 1, 1970
    Jonathan Evison gives us the feel-good book of the year with Lawn Boy. Twenty-two year old Mike's world is falling apart: his job is toast, he has no money, he can't get a girlfriend, he worries constantly about his overworked mother and his special needs brother. All he wants to do is sculpt his topiaries, read great novels, figure out how to survive, and maybe find some companionship. Falling into one strange job after another, Mike is floundering, but also having his eyes opened: he's suddenl Jonathan Evison gives us the feel-good book of the year with Lawn Boy. Twenty-two year old Mike's world is falling apart: his job is toast, he has no money, he can't get a girlfriend, he worries constantly about his overworked mother and his special needs brother. All he wants to do is sculpt his topiaries, read great novels, figure out how to survive, and maybe find some companionship. Falling into one strange job after another, Mike is floundering, but also having his eyes opened: he's suddenly becoming much more socially and politically aware. Watching Mike bloom, discover his true self, and start to see the real injustices in the world is satisfying and sweet. A coming-of-age tale that will grab your heart and make you cheer, Lawn Boy is the story we need in these dark days, and Evison has beautifully answered that call. Bravo!
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  • Kathleen Gray
    January 1, 1970
    Mike Munoz is the kid we see on the street or at the mall or anywhere else and think nothing about but we should. This funny, insightful novel is about finding yourself when you're really just trying to stay afloat. Nothing in Mike's life has been or will be easy but he plugs along, consistently with a sense of sometimes sarcastic humor. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. I don't always enjoy coming of age stories but this one caught my attention.
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  • Brock
    January 1, 1970
    I think this is my favorite of Jon's books so far. I am buying copies to give to libraries when it comes out. I flat out loved it. I was having a shitty week, and the story made me laugh out loud. The jokes were slapstick to subtle, and I know how it pained him to be subtle. You really should read it. It will lift your spirits. It's a great story and a great read. The story pulled me in and I put everything else aside. The book is transformative.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Best book I've read in quite a while. Loved every minute of it. could not put it down. I really cared about the characters and the book made me laugh at times. wonderful!!
  • Andrew
    January 1, 1970
    This novel is bighearted, unpretentious, and thoughtful--just like its narrator Mike Munoz, a Chicano landscaper in his early twenties in suburban Washington state. Mike is barely holding on, financially and socially, but he's holding out for what he wants--a sense of purpose on his own terms. He may just be able to achieve it, with help from a motley collection of friends and family. By the end of the story, Mike is out to save the world, as his motto says, one lawn at a time.
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  • Andrew Campbell
    January 1, 1970
    When a book loses me as many times as this one did, I suppose it's some kind of endorsement that I nevertheless finished it.For starters, it opens with an anecdote so similar to a famous Deep Thought (you know, the ones from SNL, by Jack Handey) that a conscientious editor shouldn't've let it off her desk without revision.Other gophers in the greenery:On page 248 of 310 the narrator describes himself as "field independent," a diagnosis which explains precisely nothing and adds confusion, not cla When a book loses me as many times as this one did, I suppose it's some kind of endorsement that I nevertheless finished it.For starters, it opens with an anecdote so similar to a famous Deep Thought (you know, the ones from SNL, by Jack Handey) that a conscientious editor shouldn't've let it off her desk without revision.Other gophers in the greenery:On page 248 of 310 the narrator describes himself as "field independent," a diagnosis which explains precisely nothing and adds confusion, not clarity, to what has been a shambling (albeit agreeable) narrative.And in the last stages of the book? In case the working-class, minority, sensitive youth wasn't enough of a sympathetic figure, his new lover "helps deliver me to my sexual identity" in a cheap Freudian payoff that conjures all the passion of shaking hands at a sales meeting.Mr. Evison credibly depicts Bainbridge Island and the mix of affluence and aspiration that plagues the Seattle scene. (Along with the defacto Seahawks fandom. RIP LOB)
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    Man, Mike just can't catch a break or get out of his own way until he stops giving a fuck and then the world takes on a different slant. Spoiler alert? I don't think it is needed, because this book is so much more then it's plot line. It is a coming of age story, tackles racial, social & sexual discrimination/prejudice, a love letter to literature and is funnier then hell. True to Evison's style this book is full of unsentimental empathy and universal truths. And one of the best book jacket Man, Mike just can't catch a break or get out of his own way until he stops giving a fuck and then the world takes on a different slant. Spoiler alert? I don't think it is needed, because this book is so much more then it's plot line. It is a coming of age story, tackles racial, social & sexual discrimination/prejudice, a love letter to literature and is funnier then hell. True to Evison's style this book is full of unsentimental empathy and universal truths. And one of the best book jacket designs of the year so far. The Great American Landscaping Novel, indeed!
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  • Cynthia
    January 1, 1970
    I really like this author, but this novel didn’t work for me. Disappointing but still worth a quick read.
  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this book. I laughed so hard. I sped right through this highly enjoyable read."They moved Disneyland" was just one of the first things that had me laughing out loud.A tale of a California Mexican who lives in a trailer with his older brother (who has mental deficiencies) and his mother on an Indian reservation. If it weren't for bad luck, Michael would have none at all."We occupied space" another quote that had me cracking up.I laughed out loud several times while reading this I absolutely loved this book. I laughed so hard. I sped right through this highly enjoyable read."They moved Disneyland" was just one of the first things that had me laughing out loud.A tale of a California Mexican who lives in a trailer with his older brother (who has mental deficiencies) and his mother on an Indian reservation. If it weren't for bad luck, Michael would have none at all."We occupied space" another quote that had me cracking up.I laughed out loud several times while reading this. The jabs on Freddy were especially funny. Of course, there was quite a bit to work with. I was still laughing the next day after reading when something reminded me of Freddy. Good grief, he certainly steals the show. What a life he has! Ha!! He does come through in the end. Who would have thunk it?A hilarious read that held me spellbound while living life through Michael's eyes. Excellent read!Huge thanks to Algonquin Books and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
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  • Anne Egbert
    January 1, 1970
    Mike Munoz, in his early 20s, has had a hardscrabble life. His Hispanic father abandoned the family leaving Mike, his older brother with severe special needs, and his mother to try to survive. They are currently living in Suquamash, a reservation town near Poulsbo, Washington. Mike notes you don't have to be native to live on the rez, just poor. His mom works double shifts as a waitress to support them while Mike works as a lawn boy, and is often called on to take care of his brother while his m Mike Munoz, in his early 20s, has had a hardscrabble life. His Hispanic father abandoned the family leaving Mike, his older brother with severe special needs, and his mother to try to survive. They are currently living in Suquamash, a reservation town near Poulsbo, Washington. Mike notes you don't have to be native to live on the rez, just poor. His mom works double shifts as a waitress to support them while Mike works as a lawn boy, and is often called on to take care of his brother while his mom works. Mike is a genius at lawn care and has a passion and talent for topiary art. Things hit a crisis mode when Mike is fired from his lawn care job. But the crisis prompts a journey of discovery and growth for Mike and his whole family. Mr. Evison also spent part of his life as a lawn boy. I have really liked or loved every book Mr. Evison has written and this one is another fun, satisfying, and enjoyable read.
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  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    Mike Munoz can’t catch any breaks it seems. “I’d like nothing more than to spread my proverbial wings and fly the f**k away from my current life, or maybe just get above it for a while.” His only job skill is lawn maintenance which he enjoys, and when he loses his job and can’t find another, he is plagued by one grinding indignity after another, and says, “After all, most of us are mowing someone else’s lawn, one way or another....fleetingly content, most of the time broke, sometimes hopeful, bu Mike Munoz can’t catch any breaks it seems. “I’d like nothing more than to spread my proverbial wings and fly the f**k away from my current life, or maybe just get above it for a while.” His only job skill is lawn maintenance which he enjoys, and when he loses his job and can’t find another, he is plagued by one grinding indignity after another, and says, “After all, most of us are mowing someone else’s lawn, one way or another....fleetingly content, most of the time broke, sometimes hopeful, but ultimately powerless. And angry. Don’t forget angry.”He still lives with his mother who sometimes has to waitress double shifts to cover expenses so Mike’s most important role is providing care for his 300-pound older brother Nate who functions at the level of a five year old, and for whom he is a surprisingly compassionate and tender caregiver. Some jobs won’t work because the hours conflict with the hours he needs to spend with Nate. Enter easy-going Freddy who is really good with Nate and whose baritone voice soothes him when he’s acting out. They live on the res and Mike points out that you don’t have to be an Indian to rent there. “Apparently all you need is a bunch of broken shit in your yard.” At one point their landlord raises the rent forcing them to live in their car until another rental becomes available. Mike is a determined young man who doesn’t want to “settle.” He didn’t learn job skills at school but he did learn to read and the library becomes one of the warm places he likes to hang out and get book suggestions from a librarian. As a former librarian I adored this: “The library was the most stable thing in our lives, the only thing in the whole damn society that said to little Mike Munoz: ‘There you go, kid, it’s all yours for the asking.”I think this is a rich as The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving and certainly as warm and humorous. One of Evison’s themes was the class divide in America. Mike had a dust-up with a wealthy client and said “I guess when you’re a big rich, important person, sitting around on your ass, meditating on your big important, rich-guy thoughts, moving your money around in the ‘free market,’ the one built on the backs of slaves and children, you can’t be bothered with noisy lawn movers.” Mike Munoz is not given over to complaining and recognizes the need for honesty in his voyage of self-discovery, one step at a time making interesting and loyal friendships along the way. I absolutely loved this book, hated for it to end.
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  • Cathy Outten
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Netgalley for the early read.Lawn Boy was a funny, happy coming of age story. Mike Muñoz is a likeable but flawed human struggling his way through a life that will be familiar to too many people. Set in the North Pacific, Mike grew up and lives on a reservation (although not a member of the tribe). In this book Mike tells us his story as he finds himself, both in his personal and professional lives. Although coming of age stories are common, this book is unique in its portrayal of a ne Thanks to Netgalley for the early read.Lawn Boy was a funny, happy coming of age story. Mike Muñoz is a likeable but flawed human struggling his way through a life that will be familiar to too many people. Set in the North Pacific, Mike grew up and lives on a reservation (although not a member of the tribe). In this book Mike tells us his story as he finds himself, both in his personal and professional lives. Although coming of age stories are common, this book is unique in its portrayal of a new adult in a real world, not ensconced in the "high school then college" paradigm, but rather from an immature man (almost a lost boy), living a stagnant existence in a hard-up home, to a self-actualized adult. He finds his way to his own future, learning from those around him and finding strength within himself. Although didactic at times, this book was an overall joy to read.
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  • Linda Quinn
    January 1, 1970
    When I started reading Lawn Boy I thought I was reading a social commentary, showing the absolute divide between the haves and have-nots. This novel is actually about so much more. It's a funny, honest and at times heartbreaking coming of age story where Mike Munoz is on a quest to find himself: his sexual identity, his artistic self and trying to figure out what his life's calling is. I love his persona and his willingness to see the best in everyone, and his ability to know when enough is enou When I started reading Lawn Boy I thought I was reading a social commentary, showing the absolute divide between the haves and have-nots. This novel is actually about so much more. It's a funny, honest and at times heartbreaking coming of age story where Mike Munoz is on a quest to find himself: his sexual identity, his artistic self and trying to figure out what his life's calling is. I love his persona and his willingness to see the best in everyone, and his ability to know when enough is enough.
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  • Kathy Shaw
    January 1, 1970
    “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Edison is the best book I’ve read so far this year. Mike Munoz is a young man stuck in a Cesspool of poverty and bad choices. He meanders through different jobs, never fitting in, never happy with his situation and somehow making the difficult even worse. The only place where he feels comfortable is the library, and so he spends much of his free time reading. The setting is Seattle where there is much lawn mowing to be done.
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  • Ann
    January 1, 1970
    Great coming of age story as the main character, Mike, sorts through his options after losing a job as a lawn boy. He travels through jobs and relationships as he discovers who he is and whee he wants to go. The character development of both major and minor characters is so rich. Great book!
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  • Taryn
    January 1, 1970
    AH-MAZING!!! I LOVED this book!! I will defnitely get myself a finshed copy (I won an arc through Goodreads). So many great laughable moments and lessons to take to take to heart. I did a lot of noting and dog-earing. :o) I don't think you'll regret picking this one up so go buy it now!
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  • Kalen
    January 1, 1970
    Evison's writing is gorgeous, as always, but Mike made me so sad that it was hard for me to get momentum until the second half of the book.
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