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Greetings from Junction, Alabama
It’s a welcoming place
Except if you are Tucker O’Neill
An unexpected move from Massachusetts to Alabama took 17-year-old Tucker away from friends, a beloved golf course, and the hope of winning a state championship. He was in the unenviable position of being the new kid in town, the one with a different accent. His resentment waned when he met next-door neighbor, Priscilla – the prettiest girl in town. However, the excitement was short-lived when her jealous, uber-rich boyfriend and reigning state golf champion harassed him at every turn. Tucker knew the move would not be easy, but he never imagined it would be so difficult.
Tucker had a choice: maintain self-control or give in to mounting pressure. In a moment of desperation, he compromised his integrity for the sake of pride and was forced to live with the indiscretion while battling to make the golf team. He gained support from new friendships and found peace and tranquility in an old, rusty bench he restored. It was a place of reflection while he coped with the difficulties encountered in the small town.
Joe Loughran captures the passion of feelings, emotions, and tense interactions of the teenage experience, whether it’s moving away from friends, a first crush, or bullying. While the protagonist endured ongoing conflict in pursuit of his dream, an undeniable emotional truth emerged. He was forced to deal with the trials and tribulations of unwanted change, flirtation, and conflict.