Return to Augie Hobble by Lane Smith is . . . weird.
dad runs Fairy Tale Place, a run-down amusement park, which contributes
to the surreal atmosphere of Augie's life. Initially, his struggles
seem fairly mundane: summer school, bullies, and crushes. But as the
summer progresses, things get stranger and stranger: werewolves, ghosts,
and UFOs. Or are all of those things just in Augie's head? Is Augie
going crazy -- or is there something more sinister at hand?
one didn't really work for me -- it was a little too surreal and absurd.
I like weird stuff, and it seems like this should have been my sort of
book, but it just wasn't. Another reader might enjoy it more than I did.
(Reviewed from an advance copy, courtesy of the publisher.)