Find Your Next Favorite Book
Our Money-Back Guarantee



Trading his lifelong habit of thumbsucking for a whole new collection of neuroses, 14-year-old Justin Cobb is the most appealingly bright and screwed up fictional adolescent since Holden Caulfield donned his hunter's cap. Hide synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $0.99
Buy new from  $3.96
Collectible from  $19.99

Change currency

Reviews of Thumbsucker

Overall customer rating: 3.000

Oral fixation

by HesterPrine08 on Oct 23, 2008

Justin Cobb is a teenager who still sucks his thumb, much to the annoyance of his father. Its his security blanket. Justin's father owns a sporting goods store and is an avid outdoors man, Justin has no intrest in such things. His mother has a crush on some tv actor and wants to win a date with him so she enters an essay contest. His brother is more the athletic type. Typical dysfunctional family. Justin has a new agey dentist who tries hypnosis on him to cure him of his thumbsucking ways, and dang it, it works. Now without a security blanket what is Justin to do? He throws himself into whatever he can. Debate club, sex, marijuana, religion. My main problem with this book was the ending. It had one of those up in the air endings with no resolution. But then again Justin never really finished what he started, so maybe that was the right tone to end one?

Love it or hate it? Review it now

Discussions about Thumbsucker

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Subjects related to Thumbsucker

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!