This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Aliens, Drywall, and a Unicycle by Kevin St Jarre is almost a coming of age story, but with a twist. When Tom Tibbets takes a job at a weekly newspaper in a small town in New Hampshire, he has no idea he will become more fascinated with his neighbors living in the same building than his actual job. From alien believers to brothers who just love to blow up things, Tom has an interesting cast of neighbors. He shares this with his boss and gets permission to interview them. However, the more time he spends with them, the more he comes to realize how different he is. Is it them or is Tom the odd one out?
You may think Aliens, Drywall, and a Unicycle by Kevin St Jarre is science fiction, but no, it is the most wholesome and incredibly rich story that focuses on how different we are, yet it is the differences between us that make us all perfect. The narrative is charming, it is endearing at times and I love how the pace slows down when Tom reflects on his beliefs. I can feel the love and care in each sentence of this story. Each character has a flaw that makes them real yet approachable. Ben is my favorite character; he claims to be an autodidact (I had no idea what it was until I looked it up) and he is eccentric at best. Tom is no different, to be honest. This forty-something man gets a new job looking for a break, but he ends up learning more about himself. This is the most refreshing and endearing novel I have ever read. Lighthearted fun!