Loving your family is hard, but when your parents are hippies, your younger brother is an animal, your sister is a bossy know-it-all, and your grandfather has about half of his original marbles, it makes it especially hard to love your family...especially if you're Jock. The Big Game of Everything follows Jock as he spends the summer working with his family at his grandfather's golf complex, and all of the surprising and crazy things that happen to them.
I had so much fun reading this novel. I read most of it last night and I just finished it up today. It's such a humorous and crazy fun book to read. My favorite character is Egon, who is Jock's younger brother by a year. He's incredibly funny and so different. Everybody in the family of Dingleberries (You'll have to read the book) is so uniquely made and way different.
The entire story is about Jock, Egon, and sometimes their just graduated from High School sister, Meredith, working at the Grampus' Golf Complex. Grampus is another one of my favorite characters. Actually I think all the characters, Leonard, Peach, Grammus. There all incredibly amazing and goofy characters. The whole atmosphere of the story is hilarious. Oh, the joy of a family of loving freaks. It's the kind of think that you just can't not laugh out loud at.
Chris Lynch provides the right amount of humor and sad emotions in this silly and lovable novel that you can't miss out on. He doesn't necessarily give much descriptions of the what the characters look like and the way the complex is, it just there. But that's okay, because the dialogue is the famous part of this novel. Don't miss out on this novel.
This book will be released for Harper Collins Publishers September 2nd, 2008.
(Reviewed for the Harperteen First Look Program.)