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Grow Up

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Grow Up ,  Ben Brooks, book reviewBen Brooks is nineteen years old. He wrote his newly published debut novel, Grow Up, when he was seventeen. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it deals with teenage life and the trials and tribulations that come with it.

The narrator, Jasper, is seventeen and preparing to sit his AS levels. However, he is more interested in sex and drugs than revision. He dreams of seducing the chaste Georgia Treely, suspects his stepfather of murdering his first wife, works on a novel featuring rape scenes, and takes an awful lot of drugs I have never heard of with his best friend Tenaya.

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