Knee Deep is a coming-of-age story that has been attracting readers of all ages. Comparisons have been drawn between the book and the movie Ladybird and A Streetcar Named Desire. With romance and realism blended together with a paranormal twist set within the French Quarter this story definitely has a lot of appeal.
Camille is a rebellious 16-year-old who has grown up in the shadow of Bourbon Street. Raised by a bar owner who filled her life with the stories of hauntings, voodoo magic, and lusty encounters that fill the environment of New Orleans. When her 18-year-old neighbor goes missing during a hurricane Camille finds herself feeling lucky that even though her home has been destroyed that she is safe. The secret love she has for her neighbor leads her to be very concerned for the boy’s safety. A beautiful story that focuses on Camille’s experience during Hurricane Katrina and examines the beauty of and majesty of New Orleans.
This is the sort of story that once you start reading you won’t want to put down. Karol Hoeffner’s choice to tell this story from a first person perspective allows the reader to fully immerse themselves in Camille’s experiences. No matter what is happening there is a level of realism that makes even the most fantastical seeming events entirely believable. You will be hooked from the very first page and might want to carve out a time to just sit down and read this entire book in one sitting. You can pre-order your copy of Knee Deep today