Meet a YA narrator who hates YA books.
A Day In The Life is Theodore Ficklestein’s debut novel about Nickolas Cripp, a college student finding his way in the world. Although Nick won’t admit it, he is the main focus to a young adult book that follows him from his home to college to the city, where he wants to attend an open mic comedy event. Along his path, he encounters a teacher who asks about the apocalypse, a drunk on the train and two friends who feel writing isn’t Nick’s strong point, among others.
Nick soon finds out that the funniest things in life aren’t that funny at all, and the greatest comedians never go up on stage. As he goes through his day, one oddball character at a time, Nick starts to question if the comedy club he dreams of being in is really for him. Should he be who he wants to be? Or who the world thinks he should be? Neither of which he is entirely sure about.
A personal journey of self-discovery through the eyes of a youth yearning for meaning in a meaningless world; Nick learns that in life, the joke is on you.