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This book came to my attention by word of mouth. I actually live in the area this book is based on and it was very cool to see this put to print. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lin C.
Sad but captivating story about Charley a young teenager searching for life's basic requirements. It reminded me of the Mark Twain Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn novels. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Margaret
I loved the story and the characters. Read the book in a day and a half. I hated to see it end.Published 8 months 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 16 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 19 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 21 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 21 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 21 months ago by PJS