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I loved the story and the characters. Read the book in a day and a half. I hated to see it end.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The simplicity in the first person narrative at first seemed stilted and undeveloped. Then I realized, it's the perfect way to display the character and his lack of emotional and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Matt Gifford
It’s very rare that I stop reading in the middle of a novel and turn back to the beginning to see if the author has written any other books. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was so different than what I usually read, but I did enjoy the characters........their struggles and hopefully, their victories.Published 13 months ago by Ann Black
Not only a great novel, but an important one. Vlautin puts a human face on the struggles of extreme poverty in a way that will stick with you long after you've finished this book.Published 13 months ago by Tyler Johnson
I could not put it down and after I finished I thought I was disappointed.AsI have had time to reflect, this is a good book on tenacity, the desire to survive, and the search for... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Paula's Kindle
Willy Vlautin’s style is calm and clear-eyed. Zero flash. The prose is dry-eyed.
The opening lines: “When I woke up that morning it was still pretty early. Read more
A surprisingly engrossing coming of age story. Charley Thompson, the main character, lives with his Dad, who leaves 15 year old Charley pretty much on his own. Read morePublished 16 months ago by J. Brunkal