The Paradox of Vertical Flight by Emil Ostrovski (debut)
Expected Publication: September 2013
On the morning of his eighteenth birthday, philosophy student and high school senior Jack Polovsky is somewhat seriously thinking of suicide when his cell phone rings. Jack's ex-girlfriend, Jess, has given birth, and Jack is the father. Jack hasn't spoken with Jess in about nine months—and she wants him to see the baby before he is adopted. The new teenage father kidnaps the baby, names him Socrates, stocks up on baby supplies at Wal-Mart, and hits the road with his best friend, Tommy, and the ex-girlfriend. As they head to Grandma's house (eluding the police at every turn), Jack tells baby Socrates about Homer, Troy, Aristotle, the real Socrates, and the Greek myths—because all stories spring from those stories, really. Even this one. Funny, heart-wrenching, and wholly original, this debut novel by Emil Ostrovski explores the nature of family, love, friendship, fate, fatherhood, and myth.
If you're a John Green fan, you are guaranteed to enjoy this book! It is a really fast read, but it has an attention-grabbing plot!
Jack, as a character is kinda reckless but relatable in a sense. He's not a very good guy, but he tries to do right when he can.
Jess is just a crazy chick.
Besides the strong language, I really loved this book! Plus, it's philosophically educational!
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