About the Book...
A teenage genius with a big imagination, Wally just moved to Savannah, GA from Maine with his mom, who adopted Wally when he was an infant.
In this charming and sweet solo show, Wally investigates a hiccup in the spacetime fabric of his neighborhood which is causing a number of strange events and occurrences.
Part science fiction and part coming-of-age story, Wally Roux charts one boy’s journey of self-discovery and identity. – Amazon
This short story, that I listened to with Audibles, speaks to many culturally relevant topics. What I enjoyed most about this story is how utterly unpredictable it was. Even when I thought I knew where the story would go, a rift in space changed the whole perspective. I’ve never read anything by Nick Carr before, but I’ll soon remedy that.
As the mother of grown sons, this story made me revisit their stages of puberty. My heart broke for Wally Roux’s mother, and then for him. It was strangely powerful. The lead character, Wally, is incredibly smart. He’s also old for his age, and angry. He craves a connection and a place to belong. I would enjoy reading about the adventures of Wally Roux should a series ever be made.
There were a few things that I didn’t enjoy. Wally’s liberal use of curse words and disdain didn’t seem to fit the environment he grew up in. It didn’t take away from the story, it just struck me as odd. I was underwhelmed with the character of Wally’s mother. Though, that could be biased thoughts.
All in all, I highly recommend Wally Roux Quantum Mechanic by Nick Carr to anyone who enjoys an adventure through the eyes of a boy on the cusp of adulthood.
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