S.L. Mauldin Life Sliding

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Life Sliding

 
9780692629727: Life Sliding

As Gavin’s junior year comes to a close, he faces an inner conflict with his status as the most popular kid in high school. It’s not lost on his father, who sensed for some time that his overly indulged son needs redirection. Making matters worse for Gavin, his dad sends him away for the summer to assist at a camp for children with special needs. Arriving at camp Life Me Up, Gavin is suddenly forced to dabble in a world less familiar. After his first uncomfortable encounter with a strange girl with multi-colored fingernails, who refuses to waiver his arrogant behavior, Gavin comes face to face with a person from the past, which leaves him uneasy. Inevitably, three people clash and collide, but when tragedy strikes, they come to an understanding regarding their differences. Becoming a young adult, Gavin faces a summer of harsh lessons in reality. Once he crosses the bridge from a self-inflicted prison to the road to freedom, Gavin and his new friends implement a strategy to stir up the social order when they return to school in the fall. Because of one jaded person jumping to conclusions, the plan backfires. Will they be able to survive the fallout of what they’ve put into motion? #LifeSliding

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After discovering some stories he had written in the past in an old trunk, S.L. Mauldin recounted his affinity for storytelling. Since then, he has penned a few novels and several screenplays, one of which was optioned to become a feature film. Native of Metro Atlanta, where he presently resides, S.L. Mauldin continues to writes stories with real life situations.

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Midwest Book Review, Critique: "Life Sliding" is a compelling read from beginning to end and clearly demonstrates author S. L. Mauldin's original and exceptionally gifted storytelling talents. While very highly recommended for school and community library YA Fiction collections.."

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' FavoriteS .L. Mauldin's young adult coming of age novel, Life Sliding, is a grand and glorious read about the pressures to conform that shackle children and young adults in school, and one popular kid's realization that there was much more to life than being the most looked up to. Following Gavin's metamorphosis from an arrogant and entitled kid to a compassionate and independently minded young adult is a mesmerizing and moving experience. Life Sliding is one of those all-too-rare books that get it. Mauldin seems to have the inside scoop on the angst, self-doubt and insecurity of the young whose issues are often dismissed with condescending platitudes such as "youth is wasted on the young." His plot is original and compelling, and Camp Lift Me Up is marvelous. I have to admit that I've always harbored a wistful envy of those fortunate kids who got sent to camp and became counselors when they were teens. So I automatically looked forward to vicariously experiencing Gavin's camping summer, even if he didn't, but, like Gavin, I found it far surpassed my anticipation. Mauldin's characters are authentic and intriguing, especially Gavin's lifelong friend, Jacob, and their friendship is a big part of what makes this book work as well as it does. I had a grand time reading Life Sliding; it's easily one of the best books I've read this year. Life Sliding is most highly recommended.

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