Thursday, September 29, 2011

Book Tour: Review of Fresh Heir by Michael Reilly

                    Michael Reilly's first novel is touring as of now. And a Review for his book Fresh Heir is on for the blog.

Review ....
 Jamie is a twelve-year-old who has been labeled highly gifted. Good news, right? Except with it comes a cross-county car trip…with his ultra-obsessed dad…his annoying little sister…and a wacky educational consultant his dad has hired. Jamie could suggest better ways to spend his summer, and to live his life, if only someone would listen. But his dad, Doug, can’t hear above the loud voices demanding nothing but the best for his son. Doug will do anything to give Jamie the leg up he needs to compete in a vicious world and get into an Ivy League school. Michael Reilly’s hysterical road-trip in search of achievement is a wide-eyed satire about the pressures of modern parenthood. As they set out on the trip to San Francisco, where Jamie will attend a summer program for gifted youth, Doug’s enthusiasm and hyperkinetic desire to enrich Jamie at every turn leads to hilarious complications and enlightening predicaments. A riotous portrayal of a father desperate to have the promise of his youth fulfilled through the life of his son, Doug’s journey is not unlike that of many parents in modern-day America. With good grades, extracurricular activities, and solid SATs no longer the benchmark for entrance into top colleges, the pressure and stress of giving children the best opportunities for success can often lead to misplaced motivations. Accurately depicting the push-pull of parenthood and childhood and the need for adults to understand the voices of their children, Fresh Heir is a laugh-out-loud journey of self-discovery.

                                                                 About Fresh Heir
One of those books that is about introducing real life issues while trying to keep humor and a casual style of writing with readers. Jamie a twelve year-old gives us a feeling of how high expectations from parents can be harrowing. Fresh Heir is not just about this issue but contains a back-story of his own's fathers's life experience. The story makes readers self-involved which is really nice to get into in the story throughout its many quirky situations. Well-recommended realistic fiction read.  
                                                                     Overall: Touching read
                                                                    Genre: Realistic Fiction 

                                                                                  My Star Review  4 of 5 stars
                                                                                   Buy Options 


Available as: Paperback, $9.99,  Kindle Edition (From, $2.99)
Recommended Ages: 17 and Up                                                                   
Paperback: 260 pgs.
Published: May 13th 2011 by Fresh Heir

           For This Review:  *Provided For Review through Book Tour * 
                                                     About the Author 
Michael Reilly holds degrees from Yale University and Columbia University. He lives with his wife and four children in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tour Participants 

Tour Dates: September 5-30, 2011.

See Official Tour Details 

Friday, September 30
Chat with Michael at Pump Up Your Book Live!  September Chat/Book Giveaway!  

Monday, September 5
Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, September 6

Guest blogging at Writing Daze

Wednesday, September 7
Interviewed at Broowaha

Thursday, September 8
Guest blogging at Book Reviews by Molly

Friday, September 9
Guest blogging at The Book Bin

Monday, September 12
Book reviewed at I’d Rather Be Reading

Tuesday, September 13
Guest blogging at Beyond the Books

Wednesday, September 14
Guest blogging at Words by Webb

Thursday, September 15
Interviewed at The Writer’s Life

Friday, September 16
Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book

Tuesday, September 20
Book spotlighted at The Book Faerie Reviews

Wednesday, September 21
Interviewed at The Book Connection

Thursday, September 22
Book spotlighted at The Plot

Friday, September 23
Guest blogging at The Plot

Monday, September 26
Interviewed at Book Marketing Buzz

Tuesday, September 27
Interviewed at Blogcritics

Thursday, September 29
Book reviewed at Book & Movie Dimension

Interviewed at As the Pages Turn
Friday, September 30

Book reviewed at Bless Their Hearts Mom

Interviewed at American Chronicle
Friday, September 30
Chat with Michael at Pump Up Your Book Live!  September Chat/Book Giveaway!  

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