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“A vivid and unforgettable voice ... incredibly moving.” --The Times
“Unputdownable” --Daily Mail
“Gripping ... beautifully subtle.” --New York Times
“Both violent and subtle, unexpectedly reminding me of The Wire. Characters, settings, and the half-believed Haitian vodou religion are handled with patience and complexity ... A serious, nuanced, challenging novel. Trust me, there are plenty of young readers who hunger for exactly that.” --Patrick Ness, Guardian
“Remarkable ... Lake's elegant, restrained prose and distinct characters will reward adults and older teenagers able to brave a story with strong language, harrowing scenes of brutality and an almost painful stab of joy at the end.” --Wall Street Journal
A definite must read!!!
This book uses the Haitian earthquake as a backdrop, so I was interested to see how the author interpreted such an devastating event in contemporary history.
There is a raw intensity to this book that makes it very hard to put down, the reader will likely finish the book within a day or two.
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Although this book made me cry a few times it was a very strong and emotional story between two characters shortly and ToussaintPublished 1 month ago by awesome game great graphic
OK--first of all this book is full of swearing so if that offends you and you don't want your child to read it, be aware of that. Read morePublished 3 months ago by me
I really disliked this book. A lot.
The writing is fair, although the protagonist is able to somehow switch effortlessly from profanity-laced thug street talk to waxing... Read more
I read this book as an aspiring author for one reason- it won the 2013 Printz Award for teenage literature. Read morePublished 8 months ago by James
In Darkness, a novel by Nick Lake, is an eye-opening, disturbing journey into Site Soley, one of the most violent, dangerous slums in the world. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Cas
Unusual, sad look at a poor people and their survival after a major earthquake. I enjoyed the historical bent alsoPublished 13 months ago by Jo Devlin
I had to read this for my Young Adult literature class. I found it to be hard to get through, since I was only interested in reading about what happened to the young boy who was... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Darwinism83