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Dead The story centers on a bad trip literally and drug induced to #a Grateful Dead concert for which he does not Fans of the Grateful #Grateful Dead concert FOR WHICH HE DOES NOT FANS which he does not Fans the Grateful ie Deadheads should definitely check this one out How often do you see our band in fiction Great surprise to find this book Imagine Holden Caulfield of Catcher in the Rye fame mellowing out by smoking weed and listening to the Grateful Dead at his prep school and the mood is set for JT Dutton s Freaked Then add a drug dealing roommate who stores acid in the dorm room refrigerator Scotty Loveletter our Holden simply doesn fit in at Stillwater among the wealthy League bound jocks It s band nough being singled out as part of the new money crowd but to make matters worse his mom s amassed their family fortune by posing nude in magazines She s called to give him the heads up on soon to released Playboy shots To deter this type of attention Scotty arns his reputation as the life of the party and an obnoxious class clownBut mostly all he can think about is breaking the rules by ditching school and truckin to the next Grateful Dead show Scotty is a college sopho who spends time high with his roommate and friends than doing anything useful or remotely ducational and yet still manages to feel like his life is hard His mom has posed for Playboy and is a TV sex therapist and his latest stepdad his favorite of the bunch has just broken up with her Scotty s solution to his problems is to go to an upcoming Grateful Dead show he s a Deadhead with tons of tapes but he s mostly broke and thoroughly dependent on the help of his roommate His roommate gets them set up and they make the trip separating into their own adventures with Scotty The Pocket Wife eventually finding pretty much what he needsWhile this book presented a well told story with clearly delineated characters and some surprising plot turns I was mostly annoyed with the main character The story presents a coming of age line and Scotty grows up a little bit by thend but not too much The story takes place in 1993 so it captures a particular time and place New York Connecticut but doesn t come off as dated Due to prolific drug use I would hesitate to recommend this to anyone under about 19 years oldwbwts Fantastic There s humor and insight on The Color of Our Sky every page If you like the Grateful Dead you llspecially love this book but really it s for verybody The main character is a wonderful and uniue creatio. Ng Scotty knows he’s got to keep on trucking and smile smile smileIn a stunning debut novel J T Dutton crafts a brilliant story about an unforgettable teen finding himself in the music of one of the world’s most beloved band. Freaked AUTHOR J.T. DuttonScotty is a prep school sopho who spends time high with his roommate and friends than doing anything useful or remotely ducational and yet still manages friends than doing anything useful or remotely ducational and yet still manages feel like his life is hard His mom has posed for Playboy and is a TV sex therapist and his latest stepdad his favorite of the bunch has just broken up with her Scotty s solution to his problems is to go to an upcoming Grateful Dead show he s a Deadhead with tons of tapes but he s mostly broke and thoroughly dependent on the help Of His Roommate His Roommate his roommate His roommate them set up and they make the trip separating into their own adventures with Scotty ventually finding pretty much what he needs While this book presented a well told story with clearly delineated characters and some surprising plot turns I was mostly annoyed with the main character The story presents a coming of age line and Scotty grows up a little bit by the Cabaret: A Roman Riddle end but not too much The story takes place in 1993 so it captures a particular time and place New York Connecticut but doesn t come off as dated Due to prolific drug use I would hesitate to recommend this to anyone under about 19 years old Reviewed by Lauren Ashley for TeensReadToocomScotty was sent away to Stillwater a boarding school for boys so that his mom could spend time on her book and focus on speaking about the sex lives of others Scotty just wants to have a normal family a mom who cares about him a dad who isn t changingvery few years and maybe ven a sibling or two However he s stuck with knowing that all of the boys at his school fantasize about his mother and might ven be able to see her nude if she goes ahead with her photoshoot plans Though he might not have a family to rely on Scotty can always turn to Jerry from The Grateful Dead in times of need On Parent s Weekend Scotty finds himself forced into a car with a gun by his roommate Todd and they are off to the Freedom show FREAKED has a really good premise and I definitely njoyed the characters Music plays a main part in this novel as it gives Scotty an outlet along with drugs to truly Feel And Express His and xpress his Most of the story is Scotty s past memories and thoughts on life which were interesting but I was also waiting for to happen throughout the book Overall though this is a coming of age story that has a lot of life truths A beautiful book with sharp visual descriptions and nuanced characters that feel alive At first I All Roads Lead Home expe. At a Grateful Dead concert you needAcid two windowpanes taped to chest CheckedTape deck for recording shows CheckedWad of cash CheckedPBJ sandwiches for the munchies Missing Tickets to the show Missing 45 handgun WhatScotty Love. Cted for this book to have the usual rhythms of a YA novel in terms of structure but once Scotty stepped onto the train to New York I let my preconceptions go and went along with the trip Themotional strings of the progtagonist the always absence of his flighty sex advice columnist mother the recent loss of his stable step father are done well They gnaw at Scotty constantly in stabs of memory and mistaken sightings on his journey to the Freedom concert I loved the descriptions of Scotty s physical movement they are perceptive and xtremely realistic for a young person who is uncomfortable in their own skin He is one of those Rare Elements In Fiction A elements in fiction a so vividly drawn that he stays with you long after the book is finished This is the second book in as many months that I ve read with anticipation as the cover and premise tease me in black sleek direct Dangerous And again I find myself disappointed For 300 pages Scotty Loveletter narrates his thoughts and the disjointed vents of his life Stylistically Freaked pays homage to The Catcher in the Rye Dutton manages to sustain this 1st person streaming narration through trains automobile crashes gun violence malevolent cabbies LSD induced hallucinations and bad dorm food but Scotty never came alive for me Nothing really happens and bad dorm food but Scotty never came alive for me Nothing really happens the first 80 pages I didn t feel connected to Scotty his situation or his angsty musings And since I didn t care about him I never really cared about the story What he wanted or needed never amounted to much Freaked is too long for reluctant readers too vague to work for #Historical Fiction Fans Each #fiction fans Each is titled with a Grateful Dead song and there are plenty of allusions and uotes of Robert Hunter s words I just can t imagine the audience for this book beyond Dead Heads but ven they will find Freaked a stretch This book is for guys I found it interesting van though I could not relate to the main character because he got high a lot his mom posed for playboy and he is rich It seems like he has the life The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis everyone wants but he is not happy with himself I thought it was really cool how he finds himself and grows up at thend of the story The year is 1993 Scotty is a sopho at an lite Connecticut boys boarding school He is facing xpulsion The other boys tease him because his mother is a famous sex therapist To cope he smokes dope and drops acid He idolizes Jerry Garcia of the Grateful. Letter is in big trouble He’s about to be xpelled from school but all he cares about is getting to Freedom to see Jerry Garcia ven though he doesn’t have tickets But if dedicating his life to Jerryism has taught him anythi.