"Bang" by Barry Lyga: A Story on the Complexity of Humanity


  • Kaylee Walker Wichita State University




Barry Lyga, Bang, book review


A question people like to ask one another is: "If you could go back in time and do something different, would you?" There are no perfect humans. We are prone to make mistakes and the desire to change things for the better lies within us. Barry Lyga's Bang (2017) explores this desire of erasing misfortunes through the eyes of 14-year-old Sebastian in Brookdale, Maryland.

Author Biography

  • Kaylee Walker, Wichita State University
    Kaylee Walker is a senior at Wichita State University (WSU) double majoring in Secondary Language Arts Education and English Literature with minors in creative writing and sociology. She currently works in the 259 Unified School District as an AVID Tutor and at WSU as a Success Coach for the Office of First-Year Programs. She volunteers at the Museum of World Treasures as an Education Facilitator during the summers. Her free time consist of filling her days with stories: reading, writing, and videogames. Most importantly she finds time for her family including her three dogs. Her ultimate career goal is to find work involving her love for literature and education while serving the community.






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