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Luke Hanson's Mind & Punishment: A Teen in Despair

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A chance collision at a Bakery. A scent that returns the powerful memory of a past encounter. A yearning for a face remembered. An obsession born. A Gipsy. A Handsome Gipsy. 

In this elder teen drama, Luke Hanson provides a touching yet sometimes lighthearted account of his mental health issues and experiences as a college dropout. Luke also shows us the often funny side of being on the cusp of manhood and all its emotions while on a Journey that suddenly diverges onto a single path. Overall this is a story about lost love, an unlikely reunion and the pounding beat of a yearning heart. 




Copyright © 2022 James Matthews; All Rights Reserved.

Story Recommendations (26 members)

  • Action Packed 8
  • Addictive/Pacing 15
  • Characters 23
  • Chills 7
  • Cliffhanger 7
  • Compelling 21
  • Feel-Good 10
  • Humor 12
  • Smoldering 5
  • Tearjerker 10
  • Unique 12
  • World Building 9

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   6 of 6 members found this review helpful 6 / 6 members

A story ripped from an intriguing slice of life, that lets us see the world through the eyes of an 18 yr old, as love finds him for the first time. We experience the anguish and heartbreak as a simple love story turns into a classic mystery. One with as many twists and turns as Lombard St in San Francisco.

Nothing is as it seems, it will keep you guessing and pondering...and in the case of this reader, pounding away at the keyboard with reactions and observations.

As a stand alone story here on GA, it begs for more and what more could a reader ask for!!!

Take a gander at the tale...you won't be disappointed!!!

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

This a story that comes highly recommended.

It deals with so many different issues, mental health, father-son, mystery, intrigue, the traveller community and life in a small town.

Fantastic character development, plenty of humour and drama.

Mix all these together and you are in for a thrilling ride.

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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

This is a story which deals with many issues:  mental health in a teen, father-son relationship, mystery, intrigue, and life in a small town.  It will make you smile, angry, hopeful.  The characters are so real one feels that they could be neighbors and people you know!  I highly recommend this for a good read!

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   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

Anybody who has read this author's other stories knows that he has always had just the right combination of character development ,drama and humor but IMO he has outdone himself in all three of these in this story. This story deals with a topic as far as I know never has been dealt with by this author or at least not front and center as it was in this story.While there are always twist and turns in any good story you will not see a lot of these coming in this one so brace yourself for a thrilling ride.

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