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Disturbing yet ultimately hopeful. Portrayed homeless youth experience in realistic way.Published 3 months ago by F. Hutton
One of the most beautifully written and deeply connected novels I've ever read. It's about real life with all its grit but written with so much love and beauty, it's what writing... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Susan Wyler
Nami Mun's debut novel is a series of episodes in the life of Joon, a Korean American living in the Bronx during the 1980s. Read morePublished 19 months ago by D. Cloyce Smith
Nami Mun takes the reader on a melancholic rollercoaster of feels. From beginning to end the book is depressing without being hopeless, and even through the tough moments the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by R. Starr
I had higher hopes for this book. I had read an exerpt for a class and while reading, I could feel the pain and emotion in each word. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Faymous
Its a sad story but the sentences are beautifully written.
Its a tragic story but also made me laugh.
Excellent writer. Can't wait her next book!
this book is great. one of the great things about it is its meter and tone, and the sort of poetic flattened first person voice of a 13 year old runaway, Joon, who quickly catches... Read morePublished on November 15, 2012 by clarie
Like another reviewer mentioned, this book takes time to digest. I've had it for 3 years and barely got through it, unsatisfyingly. Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by nycgirl
There's a lot to love about this book. I found Joon's (the protagonist) passivity and inability to do well for herself extremely gripping. Read morePublished on April 5, 2012 by Lisa