The cover of the book Kids These Days gives a colorful summer vibe with a touch of vintage nostalgia. Speaking of the title combined with the book cover, it sounds as if the author is going to lament that kids these days are bad or are involved only in phones, etc but the content is beautifully layered, wittingly humorous and needless to say, entertaining.
The plot revolves around a simple family man, who becomes father suddenly and from there on his life goes downhill; his wife resigns and he is downsized at his job. As a result, they happen to move to their relatives’ home and that’s where things take a quick turn: for better or worse, is for the reader to read and know!
The Drew Perry has penned beautifully in such a way that the content goes in a positive spiral though the story is based on a bad phase of life- all thanks to the good humor that keeps the reader’s heart light but at the same time make sure that the crux of the story is not missed.
I loved the way how the narrator of the story is very realistic and is relatable as a common man and that’s quite impressive and I loved it the best! Few might find it depressing as the emotions involved are quite complex and thus it would be good if young-adults and above such age-group read the book. I loved the ending the best! Perry has carried the main character very well and has made sure that the character is immature but the author has also made sure to maintain it to the extent that it doesn’t let the reader cringe.
The book has a very good storyline and you sure to get a burst of good laughter! A one-time read!
Speaking of the overall book, I would like to rate Kids These Days: A Novel, a whopping 4/5 and would recommended for literature and comedy lovers.