Pure Sunshine



[Read] ➲ Pure Sunshine By Brian James – E17streets4all.co.uk A spellbinding trip of a novel about three friends breaking apart in their quest to stave off boredom and samenessIt s not about the drugs It s not about the girls or the fights or the fading streetli A spellbinding trip of a novel about three friends breaking apart in their quest to stave off boredom and samenessIt s not about the drugs It s not about the girls or the fights or the fading streetlights It s about two nights that weren t going to be different from the rest but then took a turn It s about trying to find out who you are and who your real friends are It s about everything being the same, the same, the same It s about nothing being the same again It s about Brendon, Will, and Kevin three friends on different paths and the weekend that put them to the test.Pure Sunshine

I ve written numerous children s books, including the Pirate School series and the Catkid series I m also the author of several novels Pure Sunshine Tomorrow, Maybe Perfect World Dirty Liar Thief Zombie Blondes The Heights.

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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Pure Sunshine
  • Brian James
  • English
  • 18 October 2017
  • 0439279895

10 thoughts on “Pure Sunshine

  1. says:

    Have you ever found yourself praying that part of a page would be blank I mean, you re reading the book and you re hoping the last page of the chapter you re on will end at say, the top of the page instead of the bottom Because that s just a little less you ll have to read that way That was what happened to me with this book The only, and I do mean only, reason I finished this was because it was for a spring challenge task I never would have finished it any other way I feel a little guilty Have you ever found yourself praying that part of a page would be blank I mean, you re reading the book and you re hoping the last page of the chapter you re on will end at say, the top of the page instead of the bottom Because that s just a little less you ll have to read that way That was what happened to me with this book The only, and I do mean only, reason I finished this was because it was for a spring challenge task I never would have finished it any other way I feel a little guilty rating it one star and saying all this but I m being honest It s really worthless Someone else mentioned in a review that the author was a teen when he wrote it and I agree with them that that in itself is an accomplishment..BUTit still sucks I suppose if I had read this at 12 or so maybe I would have thought that it had some value But that s a guess as I m really not sure I would have thought that, even at that young and impressionable age The book is basically about a boy, Brendan, who is a druggie from Philly His friends are almost all druggies and the book details a few acid trips Most of the time he s tripping he s just fine, loving the high of course, and then of course he spirals into a bad one He obviously has done acid before, anyone who knows anything about drugs can tell while reading this that the boy knows what he s talking about But still, the book has no point None whatsoever Every person in the world who has at one point dropped a hit of acid could write about their trip And most likely, it d be pretty damn interesting I don t know I think this sucked almost as bad as a book can suck I wouldn t recommend it to anyone

  2. says:

    Brendan narrates as he and his friends take tabs of pure sunshine acid LSD and wander around At first, the boys are having a good time, but Brendan s trip takes a depressing turn and he ends up alone, questioning the world and his place in it I was disappointed in the story Though some readers will enjoy a peek into an acid trip at several points you really feel like you are riding along on the trip the ending is abrupt and inconclusive What could have been a powerful read ends with a fi Brendan narrates as he and his friends take tabs of pure sunshine acid LSD and wander around At first, the boys are having a good time, but Brendan s trip takes a depressing turn and he ends up alone, questioning the world and his place in it I was disappointed in the story Though some readers will enjoy a peek into an acid trip at several points you really feel like you are riding along on the trip the ending is abrupt and inconclusive What could have been a powerful read ends with a fizzle as Brendan sobers up He doesn t change or grow as a result of his experiences he s simply another kid who thinks he understands everything

  3. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book was Brian James first book for young adults, and I think he has captured a good portion of the essence of being a teenager in this generation pretty well The story follows the footsteps and the eyes of Brendon, the main character, into how he changes significantly within about a 3 day journey It includes aspects such as, character development how Brendon grows mentally and spiritually self realization, teenage angst, coping with low self esteem and teenage insecurities, teenage cru This book was Brian James first book for young adults, and I think he has captured a good portion of the essence of being a teenager in this generation pretty well The story follows the footsteps and the eyes of Brendon, the main character, into how he changes significantly within about a 3 day journey It includes aspects such as, character development how Brendon grows mentally and spiritually self realization, teenage angst, coping with low self esteem and teenage insecurities, teenage crushes, identity, and the most importantly, realizing who your true friends are and what friendship really means

  4. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I used to believe that it was impossible to REALLY dislike a novel I do not feel that way after reading this one The characters were so stereotypical that it irritated the living hell out of me It s teenagers like them that give the rest of us a bad name Loud, arrogant, belligerent, nuisances, the list could go onThe story really had no plot and didn t really go anywhere The book can be broken down into three parts They drop acid once, a day of school, they drop acid a second time and i I used to believe that it was impossible to REALLY dislike a novel I do not feel that way after reading this one The characters were so stereotypical that it irritated the living hell out of me It s teenagers like them that give the rest of us a bad name Loud, arrogant, belligerent, nuisances, the list could go onThe story really had no plot and didn t really go anywhere The book can be broken down into three parts They drop acid once, a day of school, they drop acid a second time and it goes bad That s it The only positive thing I can really say about it, is that I enjoyed the way it was written.Two hours of my life I am never getting back

  5. says:

    I had really high expectations for this book, no pun intended My friend said it was one of the best books he d ever read I read it in the course of an all day shift at a failing ice cream stand and I was thoroughly pissed off that I d devoted any time whatsoever to that book I was actually pretty worked up about it I could have read 100 pages out of a book I d actually end up liking, was what ran through my head, I think Anyway, I paged through it or looked it up online or something and f I had really high expectations for this book, no pun intended My friend said it was one of the best books he d ever read I read it in the course of an all day shift at a failing ice cream stand and I was thoroughly pissed off that I d devoted any time whatsoever to that book I was actually pretty worked up about it I could have read 100 pages out of a book I d actually end up liking, was what ran through my head, I think Anyway, I paged through it or looked it up online or something and found out that a high school student wrote the book and I sort of felt bad for hating the book so much I mean, it doesn t take away from the fact that I really hated how it was written and kind of wanted to strangle pretty much every character in the thing with shoestring, but it s pretty impressive for someone that young to get an entire book published I think what pissed me off the most about this book was I know exactly the types of kids who were the main characters, the kind of kids that smoked pot in high school and thought that alone gave them an edge to anyone who didn t I guess it just boils down to the fact that if I want to read about people doing drugs, I want to read about people who know what the fuck they re talking about and know how to write it well

  6. says:

    Brendon, a teen who likes to be wild, have fun and take drugs is cought in a world of pain and confusion Although he might be having fun partying with his friends drugs, its just hurting him inside.Brendon and his best friends, Kevin and Will just want to live life as fun as it is I think they just want to live young wild and free If you think about it, they kinda act like Snoop dog and Wiz Khalifa s lyrics they sing So what if we get drunk, so what if we smoke weed Were re just having fun Brendon, a teen who likes to be wild, have fun and take drugs is cought in a world of pain and confusion Although he might be having fun partying with his friends drugs, its just hurting him inside.Brendon and his best friends, Kevin and Will just want to live life as fun as it is I think they just want to live young wild and free If you think about it, they kinda act like Snoop dog and Wiz Khalifa s lyrics they sing So what if we get drunk, so what if we smoke weed Were re just having fun we don t who see s Were living young, wild and free Thats how i think of it While Brendon suffers through the acid of ciggarets think i spelled that wrong and trying to tell the girl he loves, Melissa, he wants to be with her A great read , I mean i am very against drugs, smoking and alcohol but i still loved reading it and wondering what drugs really do to your body The way Brian James described it was brilliant I love how he describes how the characters feel when they are in certain situations His writings amazing, i love the way he writesIn a way. its ike a dream.Love u Brian James

  7. says:

    Blech.At the risk of sounding little old ladyish, I am SOOO tired of books that read like a laundry list of abuse of self and others through drugs and violence If in real life you want to sit in a corner and quietly drink yourself to death or smoke pot until your lungs rot out, you go right ahead STORIES, however, have an arc, and for me, they need to show something redeeming about humanity, if even only that one person who was trying to drink or smoke himself to death did something that bette Blech.At the risk of sounding little old ladyish, I am SOOO tired of books that read like a laundry list of abuse of self and others through drugs and violence If in real life you want to sit in a corner and quietly drink yourself to death or smoke pot until your lungs rot out, you go right ahead STORIES, however, have an arc, and for me, they need to show something redeeming about humanity, if even only that one person who was trying to drink or smoke himself to death did something that bettered the human race just a teeny tiny bit Pure Sunshine doesn t manage that It s interested in showing someone who is fiendishly, possessively ignorant, flushing his life down the cosmic crapper Not my cup of tea

  8. says:

    So.this book is about 3 boys that i guess are sensation seekers That live in philly they are looking for a job time this weekend and this one drug dealr at school tells them about this one drug called pure sunshine it was a small yellow tablet decorated with small sunshines on it and will said it had a small sent of lemons and if u havent caught on the drug was lsd or acid you can say and in these 2 nights things just go wrong this kid finds out the frighting part of drug s and how drugs ru So.this book is about 3 boys that i guess are sensation seekers That live in philly they are looking for a job time this weekend and this one drug dealr at school tells them about this one drug called pure sunshine it was a small yellow tablet decorated with small sunshines on it and will said it had a small sent of lemons and if u havent caught on the drug was lsd or acid you can say and in these 2 nights things just go wrong this kid finds out the frighting part of drug s and how drugs ruin alot this was a good book but it got kinda old this book was basicly one BIg acid trip and dont get me wrong it was good but ive read better

  9. says:

    dude, remember that night we, like, totally took that acid at my parents house when they were away it was such a good trip the next morning, white worms were raining from the sky read this book if you ve never had your own trip read it if you have, and want to point out the inaccuracies or say, That is soooo true

  10. says:

    I LOVE THIS BOOK I didn t really think of it all as an acid trip, but i did learn some things from it such as the value of friendship, and my own sanity as well I read it over and over along with all my other Brian James books.

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