Travis is back from college for the summer, and he's just starting to settle in to the usual pattern at home: drinking, drugging, watching porn, and hooking up.
But Travis isn't settling in like he used to; something isn't right. Maybe it's that deadly debauch in Hawaii, the memories of which Travis can't quite shake. Maybe it's Laura, Travis's ex, who reap...more
This book was unbelievably redundant: trashy, horny white kids who do coke ALL THE TIME and listen to crappy music. That's all this book was about. Every other page was "snorting rails" or having sex. There is a slut and every single character must be good-looking and the protagonis ...more
Though the content is raw, inappropriate, and absolutely crude, it's realistic. It's scary. It's chilling. It gives you goosebumps and it shows the good and the bad of the human nature. It isn't formatted and ...more
Who was this book really written for? Someone plea ...more
The author's bio is priceless: "Jason Myers has lived the EXIT HERE LIFE... lived close enough to guys like Travis to know how to tell this story right." If that doesn't stand out as a plea to take his 'creds' seriously, then I don't kn ...more
Jason Myers is such a powerful writer! His material he gives is so raw and there's no skirting around the powerful and intense words that he puts on the page. "Exit Here" is one of my ultimate favorite books and everything written in it is so in your face and it hits you like a brick wall.
the character is simply mysterious in his own way, and he doesn't always do the right things but he has the ...more
I think that there are a lot of YA books out there that have been fluffed up by people who want to be careful what they say to teenagers, they have been embellished until the story no longer resembles anything close to reality, or they are written by ...more
So we know that old saying don’t judge a book by its cover, right?
God, isn’t that just a great cover?
Which is why I am SO ANGRY that this book sucks as much as it does. I’ve been wanting to read Exit Here because of its cover for the longest time and last week I found it at a low price, so I went for it. And that was a bad decision…in fact, I’m definitely thin ...more
God, am I glad to have finished this book. This is probably one of the top five worst books I've ever read...I don't think I've ever rated a book one star before! When I read the author's note I learned that Exit Here is his first book - and you kn ...more
So what could possibly be the value of having a book like Exit Here on the young adult classroom or library shelf?
Myers t ...more
Specific events & Plot : There is a nineteen year old boy named Travis Wayne who flunks out of college and goes back home. When Travis was thirteen him and his buddies started selling and smoking weed. Now one of his best friends Kyle is a coke dealer and all of them do coke and get drunk almost every night. When Travis gets home from college he starts partying , going out and getting messed up. He starts hanging out with his old friends Kyle, Michael, Claire and Emily. One night w ...more
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In the novel Exit Here by Jason Meyers, Travis, ...more
The time period of this book is present. Throughout the whole book it does ...more
This is one of the most enticing books I have ever read. The dialogue grabs you by the throat, and the anticipation of what is coming keeps you reading. I related with Travis very much and I took many life lessons out of this book. The reality of the book really hit me hard, and it made me think how easily something so bad can happen to such good people.
"Exit Here." is a story about Travis Wayne and the wrong path he took in his earlier life. He is since trying to get out ...more
I'm surprised it's marketed as a YA novel, with all the graphic depravity. But it was also surprisingly mature. My major qualm about the YA genre is how solipsistic such novels can be. When I read a young adult novel, I feel suffocated from its lack of characterization and realistic world-building. So ...more
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Jason Myers was born in 1980 and raised on a farm ten miles outside of the small town of Dysart, Iowa. After
he graduated high school, he moved to San Francisco where he studied
film at the Academy of Art University. It was there, after taking a
Screenwriting 3 class that he met and studied under the inspiring instructor
and author James Dalessandro. James h ...more