June 30, 2010
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Slam

Slam
Nick Hornby

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(June 30, 2010)

Hornby has a wonderful knack of making everything funny without being silly. Here, he’s being funny about teen pregnancy while, like his protagonist, taking it very seriously indeed. Fifteen-year-old skateboarder Sam Jones gets lucky with his new girlfriend, and then gets very unlucky. He takes everything very, very seriously. Naturally, hilarity ensues.