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Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite
Any child whose parents divorce is faced with a wall of adversity. This child is no different, having a father who pretty much disappears from the boy's life. The one thing he cherishes is a pendant which he wears around his neck, tucked into his pubescent chest hair and displayed between the unbuttoned shirt seams. His stepfather is just another hindrance, an annoyance, whom he avoids at all costs. He is awkward and unsure of himself until he comes up with a person known as Disco Phil. Disco Phil is a roller skating hottie whose reputation with the ladies is renowned. He has managed to become this sensitive guy who knows how to make girls feel special and is sought out to...well, let's just say it only happens once in a lifetime. But after a time, having passed through a few heartbreaks and the dulling sense of what used to be exciting, Phil begins to wonder if there is anything out there that will fill the void in his aching heart.
I really felt that this book was going to be a 'Coming To God' type of story and there are several places where it could well have been. What I thought was going to be a book about coping with divorce turned out, even more so, to be a teenager's sex addiction and his quest to find true happiness. I still don't know if it had anything to do with God in the end or if this kid ever even got his head together as an adult. I know the author poured his heart into this story but it is frankly disappointing.