11/04/2007

The Janitor by Adam Decker *print book*

 
Tony Falcone had only a few things on his teenage mind that seemed the utmost important. Sally, sex, baseball, poker and more sex with Sally. No matter how many times he tried to do the deed, they were interrupted and then life just changed...Roman Swivel was about to become his best friend and let Tony in on the secrets he'd kept hidden for the past six years.

Roman Swivel was a lonely geek eating lunch alone with his nose stuck in a book, he was also the schools student janitor. Johnny the 'killer' could not resist picking on Roman as well as getting the rest of the school to partake on the torture to the guy leading a double and sometimes even triple life. Johnny's rage boiled down to jealousy once his girlfriend started having lunch with Roman and Johnny was not named the killer because his last name was Killman; he was going to get rid of this little pest once and for all at the Hallow.

No matter how many times Roman was teased or tortured he never faltered, his anger never surfaced to the top. Roman lost so much in his life, first his mother and then his father. He came to live with foster parents in which he was regularly beaten. Then the big break came when Agent Johnson approached the Pentoch's and Roman offering Roman the chance to "save the country" by joining the NN. Once you're in the NN there is no way to quit, you must die to get out. And that is what it would boil down to.

Enemies became friends, friends became brothers and the most popular girl in school became the janitor's lover. Even the drunken neighbor claiming to see aliens brought something new and wonderful into the once thought of cold and empty heart of Roman Swivel. It was not fate that threw such atrocities into the young man's life...it was simply that life. Lives were lost, and not only a few but the man that murdered Roman's parents would soon meet the angel of death; he wore a plain drab janitor suit.

Adam Decker's Novel The Janitor was electric, bolts of excitement were on every single page. I loved the story line and the characters grew up right before my eyes. There were so many trivial parts of this book, it kept you wondering what would happen next and if Roman would ever survive the NN. The middle to end of the book was over before I know it, and the last two sentences on the page gave me chills. This book is a winner through and through, Young Adults as well as Adults could appreciate the fine work Mr. Decker has scrawled across these pages. 5 Hearts
 

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