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review Fitz author Mick Cochrane 103 Í [PDF / Epub] ☆ Fitz By Mick Cochrane – A father a son and a gun This could make for an interesting day Sometimes Fitz would look at himself in the mirror an expression of pathetic eagerness on his face He was a dog in the pound wanting to A father a son and a gun This could make for aA father a son and a gun This could make for an interesting day Sometimes Fitz would look at himself in the mirror an expression of pathetic eagerness on his face He was a dog in the pound wanting to be adopted He'd smile What father wouldn't want this boyFifteen year old Fitzger. Initial thoughts I thought that Fitz was an excellent coming of age story with appropriate amounts of tension It's about a teenage boy on the edge of breaking without having a father figure in his life Desperate Fitz buys a gun finds his father and holds him at gunpoint while suggesting that they spend some uality time together What happens from that point is something that neither of them expect they learn about each other than they bargained forFull reviewI'm incredibly belated with writing the review on Mick Cochrane's Fitz partially because I read the book so far before its respective release date as an ARC I read it in March of 2012 but it wasn't released until late 2012 Yet when I consider it now there's so much about this novel that I remembered and loved The story revolves around an angry boy named Fitzgerald or simply called Fitz for short He has a love for jazz and singing he earns good grades While you would think on the surface this was a normal kid inside Fitz has hit his boiling point and feels angry with the state of things in his life He hides a gun and while searching for answers in the broken relationship between his mother and father he decides to search out his father whom he has never met and demand answers from him as to why the man isn't in his lifeI loved Fitz's narrative voice in this book and the flow of the writing was so easy in transition from one point to the next keeping the tension front and center as well as illuminating the relationships between the characters It's a coming to terms story as well as incorporates other elements to center around Fitz's experiences and discoveries Although this entire story is a glimpse into Fitz's life for one day when he takes his particularly jarring act of desperation it provides so much into the eye of the character that I couldn't draw myself away from it One of the best things that I took from in this particular work was the fact the author showed Fitz's internal conflict to a tee showing the difference between his displayed actions which engage the push for answers no matter what and his internal dialogue which shows he has a stronger moral compass than what his actions would lendI think the one thing that I could say that I didn't completely love was the way the ending came across in comparison to the rest of the novel I think it tried to tie things off in a conclusive way but it felt a bit different from the tone of the narrative flow up until that point which is a shame because the setup and execution through the duration of the novel was very strong and had a darker coloring that didn't match really how the ending tried to thread those ties together I think it could've been plausible and realistic than what it was I think if that had been a better tie this would've easily been one of my favorite overall picks of the yearSuffice to say I did enjoy this novel and appreciated it as a character driven story with a strong narrative voice It had some bumps in the road but it was worth following throughOverall score 45Note I received this as an ARC from NetGalley from the publisher Random House BFYR

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Ald Fitz to his friends has just learned that his father whom he's never met who supports him but is not a part of his life is living nearby Fitz begins to follow him watch him study him and on an otherwise ordinary May morning he executes a plan to force his father at gunpoint t. Fitz is fifteen living with his Mom in a rundown neighborhood He has never met his Dad but that's about to change Today he's going to spend the day with his Dad holding him at gunpoint and trying to get the answers that he's always wanted Why didn't his Dad stay with his Mom Why hasn't he been in Fitz's life other than sending child support This sounded like a book that is very different from my usual read I decided to give it a try and had mixed feelings when it was over On a basic level I can understand wanting the answers to those uestions so badly that you'd do anything for them But also I could never imagine holding someone at gunpoint especially my estranged Father to get them I felt like Fitz's thoughts actions and feelings read as being a lot younger than fifteen It almost read as though he was mentally ill or had a serious disability I know that wasn't the case but the fact that he seems to have absolutely zero normal range reasoning skills left me wondering Plus taking his Dad to the zoo How old is he five I just was not a fan of this particular gritty piece of fiction I use uotes because I feel like it acted gritty than it was I felt like the ending was a major cop out Fitz spends the entire book with his Dad at gunpoint and all of a sudden they're all playing happy families at the end with visitation and everything Highly unrealistic in every sense of the word If you wants gritty fiction go read a book by Ellen Hopkins I would recommend skipping this one unless you can relate to it on some deeper level in which case please find a good therapistVERDICT 25 StarsI received an Advanced Reading E book Copy from the publisher via NetGalley No money or favors were exchanged for this review This book was published November 13th 2012

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Fitz author Mick CochraO be with himOver the course of one spring day Fitz and his father become real to one another Fitz learns about his father why he's chosen to remain distant and what really happened between him and Fitz's mother And his father learns what sort of boy his son has grown up to becom. I read this ARC via NetgalleyFitz has always done what he's told even though growing up with a single mom hasn't been easy Until one day when he takes a gun and goes to where he's found out his father lives and takes his father hostage for the day He isn't sure exactly what he wants from his father Can one day make up for a lifetime Fitz's conflicted feelings would ring true with any kid growing up in a single parent household I wondered a little bit at what would make Fitz decide to take this radical action in the first place although he and his father uickly gained some trust between each other making the gun unnecessary While Fitz seemed a bit bland he is a good kid after all he did have an interest in music which he shared with his father