Rating: 4 out of 5.

Middle school is tough. Try doing it while taking radiation treatments, having goop on your face, wearing a cowboy hate, and then finding out your best friend is moving. Twelve-year old Ross Maloy has a lot to deal with, not to mention the memes being made about him that reference his cancer and possible death. However, as he starts loosing focus, he finds an outlet with music.

Sometimes the bully in a story is just misunderstood. Sometimes the nice, pretty girl is a real bully. Sometimes bad things happen and you just have to deal with it. Sometimes…

Rob Harrell knocks the ball out of the park with his novel (Amazon affiliate link) Wink. With wry humor and pertinent themes, this is a middle grade book you won’t want to miss.

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