I think I'm in shock. I don't know what to say.
The first half of Jake is the normal day to day recount of an average teenage boy. The events are boring and everyday things with no real importance and yet not at all hard or tedious to read. I actually found the conversations between the boys and the natural progression from topic to topic fascinating, it was so realistic and despite me being 24 years old now I felt I might be sitting in my school uniform listening in.
Jake leads you into a false sense of security. I mean, nothing could happen to such a normal boy with a normal average life, right?
It hits you out of no where and suddenly it's like watching a train crash. You can see what's coming and you're powerless to stop it.