Welcome to the book tour for A Friend Like Filby by Mark Wakely. Read on for more details!
A Friend Like Filby
Expected Publication Date: December 6th, 2021
Genre: YA/ Young Adult/ YA Contemporary/ Time Travel
George has been fascinated with the idea of time travel ever since the unexpected death of his mother when he was ten, and hopes someday to find a friend like Filby, the forever loyal friend of the time traveler in the 1960 movie The Time Machine.
George’s two closest high school friends, Dave and Nancy (nickname Onion), struggle at times to understand his odd obsession as they deal with issues of their own both in and out of school. The story takes place during the three friends’ tumultuous senior year from beginning to end, with a major realization in store for George on graduation day.
“Mark Wakely weaves an unusual tale with characters that are both emotionally and psychologically rich…The story is told from George’s perspective and in a first person narrative voice that is as clear as it is compelling. The prose is beautiful and evocative at times and I enjoyed the author’s peculiar turn of phrase, the humor, and his knack for vivid descriptions…It is a delightful read.” – Readers’ Favorite
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A Friend Like Filby is a bit different than I expected, but in a good way. I love when you go into a book with an idea in your head, and it pleasantly surprises you!
I think my favorite thing about this read is the character building. This is told from George’s perspective in the first person point of view, and I think this really allows us into his mind. He is such a well-rounded, deep character, which made this book special.
The writing is great. I enjoyed how thoughtful and sometimes humorous the entire novel was. I really had a good time reading this one and would recommend checking it out.
Thank you to R&R Book Tours for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Mark Wakely has held a lifelong interest in all things science-related, dating back to high school when he won the Bausch & Lomb science award in high school. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and is a college administrator at prestigious Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois. He lives in a nearby town with his wife and three children, and is an avid reader and amateur astronomer.
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