THE STARBOARD SEA is now available in paperback.
The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont (St. Martin’s Press; 320 pages; $24.99).
On the surface, Amber Dermont’s debut novel The Starboard Sea may seem superficial. It is about a teenager from a wealthy family and his boarding school. What problems could a teen named Jason Prosper have anyway? Yet Dermont’s plot-driven story has great depth and deeper meaning as she transports readers back to the 1980s and provides us lots of teen angst along the way. But The Starboard Sea is no John Hughes-type of tale; The Starboard Sea is intelligent, dark, and riveting.
In Jason Prosper’s world, appearances matter. Why tell the truth when a lie sounds so much better? It comes as no surprise that Jason has few role models in his life. Jason, the scion of a wealthy New England family, watches the Iran-Contra hearings with his mother in the summer of 1987. At seventeen, he…
View original post 872 more words