I tend to read heavily in the fantasy and historical fiction genres, but every once in a while, I like to step outside of my reading habits and try something new. PALISADES PARK was exactly that. Let’s just say that deviating from my routine was a very good thing, because if I hadn’t taken that chance, I never would have found this book.
Eddie Stopka is a kid with dreams. Looking to escape an abusive stepfather, he runs away as a teenager but can’t stay away from his little hometown on the New Jersey coast for long. When he returns, he finds a job at the Palisades Amusement Park, a place that holds very happy childhood memories for him, and it’s there he