Bloomington High School North Library

Bloomington High School North

The free : a novel

Review by Zoe McAfee on May 23, 2016

Categories: Fiction, Realistic Fiction

The Free, a novel by Willy Vlautin, is the story of a man named Leroy Kervin, an Iraq war veteran. In a moment of clarity, Leroy wakes up in a hospital bed and realizes he doesn't want this life anymore. He attempts suicide and fails, which brings him the people he needs most, his nurse and the watchman at his group home. This is a truly groundbreaking story.

Willy Vlautin is an award winning author as well as lead singer, guitarist, and song writer of the band Richmond Fontaine. He is from Portland, OR. This is his fourth novel.

If you enjoy the war novel genre, you will love this book. This story is brave and and honest.