Ninth Grade 1958-1959 the Richard Jackson saga by Banadin

Description: This is a coming of age story set in the late 1950's. A young man's adventures while he matures and faces life. His life turns out to be more exciting than most as he faces and usually overcomes the challenges. For those that lived it, it is a walk down memory lane. For those that didn't it is all true, Give or take a lie or two.
Size: 1918 KB ( ~ 363,710 words)
Type: Coming of Age
Sex Contents: No Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Teenagers, Heterosexual, Fiction, School, Royalty

Review by barron of ideas   [other reviews by barron of ideas]

Reviewed: 2015-05-22

This is my ten for May. Its not finished yet, hopefully its less than half done. I try to wake up early on Fridays so I can read the next chapter ASAP. Normally I only review complete stories but this one is so good I don't want anyone who checks out reviews to miss it.

I am pretty sure I can't describe everything that happens in this story as nearly every chapter the hero shows his heroism. In some he shows inventiveness, in others he is a great golfer. One good thing about this 9th grader is his lack of skill as a football player. A lot of growing up stories do football games to death.

Our hero was born in 1944. His father was in the army in England in WW2, met his mother there and he was born there. His mother served with Princess Elisabeth and as Queen she is his godmother. His godfather was General, now President Eisenhower. This is set in 1959 (or maybe enough time has passed so it is 1960 currently. He is 15. His normal life is in a small town in Ohio. Current chapters (I just read number 25) have him in California making a movie with John Wayne. Western of course. He has been an extra in two earlier Wayne movies, find out about it in the prequel about his summer vacation.

If you miss this story you will kick yourself. Its fun and funny. There is lots of plot. I doubt there is a chapter when something or several somethings don't come out of nowhere to amaze and entertain. I gave the Plot a ten. The Technical Quality is also a ten. Nobody is perfect but I haven't been jolted out of the story with any technical issues. Appeal to Reviewer is a ten, of course, haven't you been reading this review? The author assures his readers everything is true, except for a lie or two. The hero certainly seems a lot like a 15 year old boy, except for what happens to him and what he does.

Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 10 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10