A Tasty Tale!
The storyline and plot are amazing, I got sucked in and read it within one morning, nonstop. The dialog between the pre-teen boys is done very well, sounding like boys actually talking in real life. And I cared about the characters, especially Jonathan and his Mom, Clair. There are plot twists and turns that were unexpected, and I love what you did with Carl's character (although very said when he died). And I felt bad for davy, despite any "bad" the kid did. No more spoil alert---I've said too much!
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I do have criticism for the writing style though. And only because the story is so good, it deserves to be edited better. there are many POV shifts throughout, going from say Jonathan's point of view, then in the next line his Mom's or a friend, so it gets to feel like talking heads. Also, stay consistent with the spelling of your protagonist Jonathan's name (you have it as Jonathan, Jonathan, Jonathon and then use John, Johnny as nicknames. The reader can get confused that its all the same character and Jonathan is too good a character to bury in a bunch of different spellings. There are MANY sentenses that are not complete as well. (one example, "behind his eyes, a heart of gold." Add the word "see" before the word behind.
Overall, an excellent read with many moral and profound messages; including the horrors of war and what it does to the soul, abusive parenting, love, family, friendship and community. well done!