Monday, January 11, 2010

over and under by todd tucker


It's 1979, and best friends Andy and Tom are enjoying their summer in the woods of rural Indiana, shooting rifles, exploring caves, and generally having a fantastic time. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing at the local Borden Casket Company, where the workers are going on strike. Tom's dad is a manager and Andy's dad is a laborer at the plant. The boys witness a violent incident as the situation erupts, forcing them to examine their friendship, their families, and their own values. An excellent coming of age story set in a time and era not often explored.