Fundamentally Finn

By Charlie Wilcox

Young adult, Literary fiction, New adult fiction | Paperback, eBook


Finn's relentless quest for his own significance is akin to gaining insight into the disposition of wind. Consequently, "Fundamentally Finn" explores the real psyche and passion of youth with engaging and unique motivations for discussion and writing not found in other young adult books. The short novel authentically recounts the defining evolution of Finn from ages 10-13 as he struggles to find meaning amid the absurd predicament of his own mortality. His unforgettable, introspective journey reminds readers of how they became who they are in that signature stage when the ingredients of the child constitute the recipe for the adult. It is written in concise, pointed and gripping prose that naturally releases poetically poignant insights. The captivating flow is enchantingly realistic and painstakingly honest in a verbal portrait that reveals how and why Finn is enriched by life despite his environment of poverty. His jukebox mind focuses on events in short bursts in a unique style that keeps the reader engaged. The language is both serious and playful with metaphors that are thought-provoking and brilliant. Finn's voice is true and the complexities of his character shine with compelling quirkiness. His is a timeless story that begs to be reread as it challenges young minds ready to be intrigued by conflicting philosophies.


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Finn's relentless quest for his own significance is akin to gaining insight into the disposition of wind. Consequently, "Fundamentally Finn" explores the real psyche and passion of youth with engaging and unique motivations for discussion and writing not found in other young adult books. The short novel authentically recounts the defining evolution of Finn from ages 10-13 as he struggles to find meaning amid the absurd predicament of his own mortality. His unforgettable, introspective journey reminds readers of how they became who they are in that signature stage when the ingredients of the child constitute the recipe for the adult. It is written in concise, pointed and gripping prose that naturally releases poetically poignant insights. The captivating flow is enchantingly realistic and p...


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Charlie Wilcox's teaching experiences in grades 1-12 started two weeks after he went to Woodstock in '69 and continue to this day a an adjunct professor of English at Manchester Community College in Connecticut. He is still engaging and zealous about education and strives to work wonders with his classes. Charlie has written the young adult novel he always wanted to teach as well as two adult novels-"The Love Not Taken" and "A Twist of Kate." He embraces music for inspiration and remains as he started: young at heart.


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Charlie Wilcox's teaching experiences in grades 1-12 started two weeks after he went to Woodstock in '69 and continue to this day a an adjunct professor of English at Manchester Community College in Connecticut. He is still engaging and zealous about education and strives to work wonders with his classes. Charlie has written the young adult novel he always wanted to teach as well as two adult nove...


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