BUZZ is realistic contemporary fiction that deals with the consequences of the choices one makes in life, the value of the nuclear family and the importance of a mentor in a young man's life.
Matt endures bullying and gains insight into the issues of immigration and systemic racism. He learns much from the old beekeeper about the rural way of life and personal responsibility for the environment.
This novel is in the vein of Louis Sachar's Holes, Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn Dixie, Carl Hiaasen's Hoot and Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's Shiloh.
BUZZ unfolds in South Texas. The unique region and its wildlife are as much an element of the story as the provocative characters whom Matt encounters in the course of the summer that forever changes him. In this rugged land, he learns about love and faith.