Review - Crawdad by Lisa T. Cresswell

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Year Published: 2016
Genre: Contemporary

Seventeen-year-old Jamil Ramos grew up on Alabama’s Gulf Coast believing his mom, Loretta, was his only living relative. She put a trumpet in his hands as a toddler and sparked his love of jazz. But when Loretta drops a bomb on Jamil from her deathbed- she’s not his mama and his daddy is still alive, living in Charleston, S.C. – his world is turned upside down. Now, with the only mama he’s ever known gone and the Loyola University trumpet audition less than a week away, Jamil has trouble feeling his music. When his band teacher tells him to get it together, Jamil decides to hitchhike to South Carolina over to find his father and get his questions answered. All he has is a name –Leon Ramos.

About the Author:
A North Carolina native and a professional archaeologist, Lisa now works in Idaho and writes young adult fiction.

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My Take on the book:
This was quite an enjoyable book that left me wanting to know more after the book ended. If you enjoy books that have wonderful descriptions as well as characters that have musical abilities, then this book will be right up your alley. I ended up giving this lovely book a five star rating. 

Last Word:
I'm really hoping that this author carries on with their writing career - but not only that - I'm hoping that there is a sequel to this wonderful book!