Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe is everything good about summer reading!

The people who have read my writing or book reviews before already know that there are two things I love best in books: quality character development and a solid coming of age story. Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton is my pick this summer for best YA read! I love love loved it! If you read J.C. Gieger's Wildman and enjoyed it, this is right up your alley. The kind of story that you can perfectly imagine unfolding with just right parts love story, overcoming the odds, and growing up.

As a teenager, I was never into books like this, but as an adult I adore them. Anytime I get to see the adage "hurt people, hurt people... and healed people, heal people" play out I feel empowered as a parent, educator, friend, and human being.