Welcome to Wonderments Family Fun Park
The ultimate summer home to roller coasters, water slides, and spend-happy tourists from all over the world. Oh, and one small-time thief with a mission.
Sell a few pieces of fake merchandise. Skim a coin at a time from every distracted shopper. Repeat until there's enough money to disappear.
If only new coworkers weren't so distracting....
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Petty is the result of long hours of daydreaming while working retail - an incredibly un-exciting job - in one of the most exciting amusement parks in the world.
Being from a family who loved amusement parks and related to the guy who owned the biggest amusement park in Michigan, I felt an amusement park was too good of a backdrop for a New Adult novel to pass up.
The characters and setting are fictional, but if you've ever spent the summer working at an amusement park, you've met these people before, and Wonderments Family Fun Park will feel like a second home.
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Early Praise for the book!
"An insightful look into the minds of those that surround us. It flags up some of the the dysfunctional natures that lurk within most, if not all of us. Humourous and well observed and generally interesting with a neat ending. Added interest by being unique in its coverage of amusement park staff lives, and manages to cover the mundane daily routines and activities without becoming boring. Not a book you are likely to find on amusement or theme park shelves. He runs some incredible scams that will leave you hating him at times. You will also be making a mental note of what you should/will be paying to the cashier and counting your change accurately, after reading this book." (4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.com)
- Robin H. (Goodreads.com review)
"The thing I liked most about this book was how it felt like commentary on this type of girl, that type of guy, and the general approach of this generation towards smart phones and actual human interaction. “Petty” is a perfect title because the story is equally about the main character’s thievery and the ways these people act in relation to each other." ... "Definitely worth a read if you’re a sarcastic, observational smart-ass. I enjoyed it greatly." (4.5 out of 5 stars, part of a longer review found here.)
- Sunshine Somerville (author of The Kota)
"I really enjoyed reading this. I read it on every commute, and then some. I enjoyed the tone and wit, but also the way the protagonist was both likable (I found myself rooting for him), yet also felt conflicted about doing so (you'll have to read it to know what I'm talking about). I finished the novel feeling like I'd been affected -- dare I say, taken for a ride, on a really neat roller coaster. I'm looking forward to more from this author." (5 out of 5 stars on amazon.com.)
- Karen Lean-Boyd (advance reader)
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"I loved the characters in this book, and as a character study, it's fantastic. The book is aptly named, as the story touches on pettiness in all its forms. That said, the plot takes a while to develop, and when I finished the book, I didn't get a sense of completion -- I wanted to know more about what was going to happen. But then again, I suppose that's not how life works, is it? All in all, it was a good read, and you could do a lot worse with your money than to buy this book." (4 out of 5 stars on amazon.com.)
- OUDarling (amazon.com review)
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"Flew right through this book. Very believable and memorable characters. I don't usually root for the "bad guy" but even though the main character was "up to something" I found myself hoping he gets away with it. Nice twist at the end also." (4 out of 5 stars on goodreads.com.)
- Elena (goodreads.com review)
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