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Wright makes the picture whole and vivid in the reader's mind, and maybe that's enough.
Wright has a way of penetrating the psyche of schoolboy reminiscent of Joyce's "Portrait of an Artist" and also stories from DUBLINERS.
Having attended Punahou in the 70's and early 80's I could relate to a lot of the events in this book.
Rating for this is based on the Kindle edition--lots of blank pages, sentences misprinted, out of order stuff galore. Read morePublished on November 2, 2012 by Akamai Okole
I love Hawaii and everything about it so I was anxious to read this heartly recommended book. However, I was so disappointed it was difficult for me to even finish the book. Read morePublished on September 12, 2011 by Sweetie
Charming coming-of-age story set in Honolulu in the seventies. Both funny and poignant, and a great introduction to the sociology of the "locals."Published on May 12, 2009 by OneMinutePrepper
A first-person story of a childhood and adolescence in Hawaii. On the whole it was readable and enjoyable. Read morePublished on September 19, 2005 by D. P. Birkett