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Leaving Atlanta Paperback – August 1, 2003
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LEAVING ATLANTA gives voice to the thoughts of a generation. I felt like I was reliving this time, but this time, I had a better understanding of my children. This is a must read for any and all parents.
For the children in this book, Tasha, Rodney and Octavia, being in the fifth grade is hard. They surely had enough on their minds just with trying to fit in, make friends, puberty, and pleasing their parents. All the parents are talking about the child murders and trying to figure out how to keep their children safe.
Each child story is unique, each living environment different, but with each child there is that vulnerability which made you just want to wrap your arms around them and shelter them from all that was bad. This moving novel is one that I will be highly recommending. I will be on the lookout for future books by this author.
I think some people may enjoy this book. But for me, I felt that the book didn't really get as deep as it could have because it was written in segments instead of a continuous story. Because the book focused mainly on the children that were affected by their classmates disappearances and murders and was written from their point of view, I'm wondering if this book would have been better served in the Young Adult section.Read more ›
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This is a lovely book by the author of Silver Sparrow. I loved everything from the beautiful language to the extremely realistic depiction of relationships among children and in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by skspillman
This is the best book I've ever read in my life I really wish it got more notorietyPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
True voices and compelling stories make this one a winner. Jones wrote characters that read real, and her efforts kept me turning the pages.Published 7 months ago by Zippee
I have officially read all of Tayari's book and I can honestly say that I liked this one the most. The Silver Sparrow is still up there but I couldn't really get into the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Shondria
Hmmmm....what did I think? I think that this was an important story to tell that many had to live through, but it didn't hold my interest very well. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Cathy Klein
Very interesting read. Will suggest this for my book club.Published 9 months ago by Evangeline Walton
This is a very tender-hearted account of a family struggling with divided loyalties to parent and to place at a time when youngsters were afraid to go out in case a child murderer... Read morePublished 11 months ago by helen brown
I have read other books by Tayari Jones and enjoyed them. Leaving Atlanta was by far the worse written book by the author. The book ended without a conclusion. Read morePublished 11 months ago by McKoyHand
I specifically asked Amazon for a biography. This is a novel which I did not know but it is a good story.Published 12 months ago by magic