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The CoolKids is the story of the last week of high school for instantly iconic idealist Bartholomew Moriarty. Bart is no ordinary teenager; he’s that one kid in every class, whose superior worldview and punk rock shoot-from-the-hip style make him a thorn in everyone’s side. He’s the product of a scene now 30 years in the making, leaning on words like “integrity” and “crediThe CoolKids is the story of the last week of high school for instantly iconic idealist Bartholomew Moriarty. Bart is no ordinary teenager; he’s that one kid in every class, whose superior worldview and punk rock shoot-from-the-hip style make him a thorn in everyone’s side. He’s the product of a scene now 30 years in the making, leaning on words like “integrity” and “credibility” to bridge any gap in logic, and he advocates with fire and brimstone from one of the most extreme teenage points of view: Hardcore Straight Edge Vegan. The suburban tranquility that surrounds him is in marked contrast to his music and its militant call to rebellion as well as his obsession with the brands that define his identity and the superiority that adherence to his own strict code creates. Bart is caught up in the struggle of the ages: metalheads against jocks, jocks against crombies, crombies against muggles, muggles against metalheads, and everyone against that fringe group of Hardcore Straight Edge Vegans. It’s a heated battle, the coveted title of The Coolkids has been at stake for many years, but that is all coming to an end next week, that crown being laid to rest at a ceremony called graduation. As leader of his cutting edge clique, his gang’s idealism starts to change as the forces of graduation push them to make choices about their future; rumors of friends going off to college and getting jobs push Bart to a state of paranoia as his social movement seems to be coming to an abrupt end. If he can stop graduation, convince his friends not to go to college, or prove their superiority to the other cliques and take his movement to a wider audience, just maybe he’ll be able to save everything he’s fought so hard to establish....

Title : The CoolKids: An Emotional Hardcore Odyssey (Or The Pros And Cons of Maintaining Veganity in an Increasingly Carniverous World)
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ISBN : 11570106
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Number of Pages : 577 Pages
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The CoolKids: An Emotional Hardcore Odyssey (Or The Pros And Cons of Maintaining Veganity in an Increasingly Carniverous World) Reviews

  • Ramsey Dean
    2019-02-12 02:40

    Featured Review:With the big title comes a big bang from debut author Ramsey Dean. The CoolKids: An Emotional Hardcore Odyssey (Or The Pros and Cons of Maintaining Veganity in an Increasingly Carnivorous World) is a gut-busting work of staggering genius, full of characters that pop off the page in a suburbia more surreal than the wizards and vampires that currently dominate the genre; the title itself (if you're wondering) a spot-on nod to the emo decade's reliance on overwrought, dramatically parenthetical song titles.Burning brighter through the storyline's punk rock fireworks of fact and fiction is a comedic examination of cliques and prejudice that unleashes the more pervasive perplexities of extremism and fundamentalism. Like a mash-up of A Confederacy of Dunces and To Kill a Mockingbird at the Warped Tour, the author's engaging style of prose transcends, only to be broken by laugh-out-loud moments that build the Trojan horse that is delivered in a wry fashion in this epic Bildungsroman. Despite the opportunity for a plethora of footnotes and diversions favored by new movement authors like David Foster Wallace, Junot Diaz, and Jennifer Egan, former real-life music executive Ramsey Dean (who has worked with genre vanguards Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, Silverstein, Hawthorne Heights and many more) illustrates this alternate reality in a colloquial yet authoritative first hand style that illustrates life among its devotees and what happens when any culture becomes weaponized through the lens of towering protagonist, Bartholomew Moriarty. Well played, well written, and wonderfully snarcastic, The CoolKids: An Emotional Hardcore Odyssey (Or The Pros and Cons of Maintaining Veganity in an Increasingly Carnivorous World) appears headed for Required Reading or the Banned Books list, from both the would-be revolutionaries whose world it inhabits, as well as the author's much larger target, which masterfully yields the novel's quietly satisfying and exquisitely explosive conclusion.