Awkward Stages is a collection of short love stories. High school or growing into adolescence as a starting point for ‘awkward stages’ in the search for Mr. or Mrs. Right. Platonic love and rationalized thoughts until she dances with someone else. Being invited to a would be fantastic party which turns out to be lame. Encounters in a tree house or on Facebook to name a few. Mark Victor Young has a fine style to portrait convincing characters and mini plots to keep you engaged. Warning: the book cover looks more serious than the content. That certainly will make you nostalgic on your first dates.
About the author
Happily married since 1992 and a father since 2003, Mark has been a writer for as long as he can remember. Meat-free since 1995. He was born in Toronto and grew up in London, Canada. He was the first winner of the Lillian Kroll Prize for Creative Writing at Western University, where he also completed a degree in English Literature. Mark has published novels, poetry, short fiction, feature articles, comic strips and book reviews in various media. He lives in London with his wife and daughter, those to whom all his work and play is dedicated.
The author provided me a free review copy.