It’s always fun to discover new authors and one of the ways I do that is through blog tours. Today I have a spotlight for Man Down by James Goodhand. This tour is hosted by The Write Reads. Later during this tour I’ll also be posting my review. Keep on reading to find out what this book is all about!
Will Parks needs to man up.
A man stands. A man fights. A man bleeds.
These are the first lessons you learn in a town where girls are objects, words are weak and fists do the talking.
Will’s more at home in the classroom than the gym, and the most important woman in his life is his gran. So how can a boy who’s always backed away from a fight become the hero who saves the day?
Because a disaster is coming. One that Will can prevent. But only if he learns the most important lesson of all: sometimes to step up, you have to man down.
A searingly powerful exploration of toxic masculinity, perfect for fans of Juno Dawson or They Both Die at the End.
About the Author
James lives in Surrey with his wife and newborn son.
He took up writing three years ago. A mechanic by day, much of his work has been written at an oil stained workbench whilst ignoring a queue of broken cars in need of his attention.
James is also a keen musician, regularly gigging as a rhythm & blues pianist.
James’ debut YA novel, Last Lesson, tackling teen mental illness and toxic masculinity, was published in spring 2020 by Penguin Random House Children’s.
Man Down sounds like it’s going to be really intense and emotional. It doesn’t sound like anything I’ve read before, so I’m excited to be reading this one next week. Keep an eye out for my review halfway through April