Shooting Albatrosses by leon Banyon Paulin

When sixteen – year- old surfer, Matt, is left as his mother’s main support, he takes his new role seriously, but life and temptation soon get in the way. He loses his job and his life spirals out of control, but he holds fast to his dream of one day becoming a surfboard shaper- against his father’s wishes. But no job means no money, and he slides into illegal activity, stealing and dealing marijuana. Inevitably, he draws attention from the Sidewinders, a local biker gang. They warn him off their patch and show a sleazy interest in his girlfriend Kristy. But there is no going back. One way or another, he would prove to his old man he was fine without him.

teenage angst
By Amazon Customer on April 15, 2016
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
An enjoyable read about a teenage boy coping with his desire to remain cool and free of daily responsibilities and hang out at the beach. Wrestling with a sense of having to grow up and join the status quo. combined with protective love for his mother and confused relationship with his father. I particularly liked how the writer made me feel like I was sitting on the beach watching the waves roll in.
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4.0 out of 5 starsShooting Albatrosses is an easy likable read
By Amazon Customer on March 15, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
You can almost taste the salt air in this tale of adolescent surfing culture in New Brighton beach post the Christchurch earthquake. The author writes with the nuances of someone who has been intimately associated with that scene. The book explores the main character as he strives for independence from his father and the inter- generational conflict that challenges them both. Shooting Albatrosses is an easy likable read.