I can’t express my love of Naptown Blues enough. I was given a copy in exchange for my honest review. I expected to enjoy it, but I finished it days ago and I can’t stop thinking about it. On a side note, I don’t think the cover could be any prettier. It is gorgeous.
Wes Roberts has an incurable case of wanderlust. He tries to balance his need to wander and being a dad to his son, Jax. He meets a mysterious vagabond named Fitz who encourages him to take hold of his dreams and make them happen. With Jax’s approval, Wes and Fitz set off on an adventure that will change their world forever.
I have never experienced a book that describes the effect that nature has over me better than this one. It felt like I was on every adventure with Wes. It made me want to go camping so bad that it hurt.
Naptown Blues is relatively short, but it packs an emotional punch. I cried several times while reading it. Wes is a fully developed character that experiences a wide range of emotions during the course of the story. He is also a person that I would love to be friends with. He is so sarcastic. I think we would get along well.
One of my favorite aspects of the story was how Wes shared his love of nature with Jax and his niece and nephew. The way he taught them was very similar to my own childhood. To me, it is important to teach children how to love and respect the outdoors. Plus it is a great way to make memories.
Like a lot of people, Wes uses his love of nature as a way to cope. There are several challenges that he had to overcome. The trial he faced at the end was gut wrenching. My heart broke for him. But despite the pain, Naptown Blues ended with hope. I can’t tell you how much I want to read the next book in the Gad Rambler series.
My Rating: 5/5
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