Ethan’s junior high experience has not started off the way he hoped it would. He has gone from the comfortable world of elementary school to a new environment that has him dealing with harder classes, bullies, and even self-esteem issues. He may not fit in with the popular kids, but with the help of his new friends, he might just learn that being different is exactly what he needs to be. #DareToBeDifferent
The world of poetry can be quite pretentious. Many times, we will read prose from writers who would like us to believe they are not flawed. They talk to us about subjects as if they’ve mastered them all. Often, it actually seems some poets condescendingly “talk at” their audience instead of “talking to” us. “The Book of Jacob” does not fit that mold. This collection is a journey similar to what many of us have experienced in our lives.