Adults, young adults and mature teens won’t be able to put it down, because the story is as much about teen survival and unschooling as it is a young adult coming of age tale, rife with dark humor, teen comedy, fuck ups, and the occasional raunchy teen story. It’s a fast paced laugh out loud book that teenagers will actually read – a naughty high school teen comedy that you can’t put down.
All they wanted was to get high and graduate...
Isaac, Adam, Helen, Charlie, Sean, Jésus and Rover had planned on coasting through their final semester at Ashby Bryson High. Get stoned, play video games, get into college, and get the hell out of Groston.
Instead, the shit kept hitting the fan – over and over and over again. Fights, floods, freezes…. And then school got shut down.
So, they threw the rules out the window and made up their own.
The very first novel to be serialized on Spotify!
Advance Praise for THE GROSTON RULES:
“A group of high schoolers deals with mishaps and disasters six months before graduation in this coming-of-age novel.... Immensely likable characters on an enthralling and entertaining journey.” – Kirkus Reviews
About the author
Audie Award Nominee Mark Binder is the author of more than two dozen books and audio books. He tours the world as a performer, transmitting the joy of story across boundaries. His work is eclectic.
His latest book, The Groston Rules is a contemporary reboot with high school versions of characters fromhis Groston Middle Adventures, The Zombie Cat and It Ate My Sister.
He has recently released the live audiobook Summer 2020 ("A lot of fun!" –Providence Journal).
Loki Ragnarok was nominated and was a finalist for the 2019 Audie Audiobook Award for Best Original Work
The Bed Time Story series has sold more than 80,000 copies worldwide
The Life in Chelm series includes a book nominated for the National Jewish Book Award for Family Literature
A writer who creates at least one new project every year, whether it’s a printed book or an audio book, an ebook or a play — Mark is constantly pushing boundaries, while keeping his diverse audiences of readers and listeners engaged.
A performer with more than twenty years of programs in theaters, festivals, schools, libraries, and community centers. Every year Mark gives more than 100 presentations across the United States and around the world and has performed live for more than 200,000 listeners. He has twice toured in Europe and is featured in the Amazon/Audible series, "Story Party Live.”
Education… At Columbia University, where he holds a BA, Mark studied mythology with T.E. Gaster and storytelling with Spalding Gray (1984). He trained with the Adaptors Movement Theater (1985-87). He earned an MA in English and Writing, Acting and Directing from Rhode Island College and the Trinity Rep Conservatory (1990). He holds a third degree black belt in Aikido, has trained in centering and internal power with Dan Hardin, and promises not to throw you across the room.