Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Way Home...

Hello CHICKLETS!!

I've got a Great one for you today!!


The Way Home by George Pelecanos


I loved this story in a way I didn't expect to at all. This definitely is not my typical faire, it's dark and gritty and at times violent.

Chris Flynn is one of those kids who has a good home, with a solid family and yet still manages to get in trouble time and again. This time, the damage he's caused lands him in a juvenile prison.

He gets out and goes to work for his father, putting the past behind him. One day working a job, he and his partner, (also a friend from his juvie days) come upon a large sum of money which Chris says to leave behind. He's accused of stealing it anyway by two criminals and Chris must face who he once was in order to survive.

As I followed Chris through the story, I couldn't decide if I felt sorry for the boy who lost his way or wanted to smack him. I really like it when an author does this. The character development in this story is done very well. The relationships played out between Chris and his friends and family I felt were well written and explored just enough.


I have one copy to give away courtesy of Miriam at Hatchette. Winner will be chosen on May 14th. Us and Canada only please no p.o.boxes.


To enter just leave a comment with your email! Please do not forget your email!


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40 comments:

bridget3420 said...

Count me in. I'm reading The Turnaround right now and it's really good.

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Book Lady said...

This sounds like an awesome book! I'd love to read it!

Melissa

must.read.faster@gmail.com

thanks!

gahome2mom said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Irene Yeates said...

Please enter my name. Thank you!!!

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Robynccgirl said...

looks like a good read!

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Indigo said...

Please include me in this drawing. I have George Pelecano's
"Turnaround". Thanks for the opportunity. I love his books. Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

carolsnotebook said...

I would love to win this. I read The Turnaround and really liked it, so I'm looking forward to reading more of his.

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Mishel said...

Sounds like a pretty interesting read. I'd love a chance to win.

Thanks Amy,

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Chris said...

I'd like to give it a try!

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MJ said...

Count me in. I'd love this!

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Bridget said...

Pretty interesting; no need to enter me though. Just posted on Win A Book.

Jeanne said...

Sounds like a gritty read Amy. I'm at wingsfan01062@yahoo.com

Wendy said...

Great review! I've heard wonderful things about this author and would like to give him a try:) Please enter me!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

Please enter me!

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Zia said...

Please enter me. This sounds like a great read.

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nfmgirl said...

I would love to win this book! Please count me in. Thanks so much!

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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Jess said...

I'm really glad I found your giveaway as this sounds like a great book. Please enter me.
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Kate Long said...

Sounds like a great book.
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Thanks for the chance to win!

Valorie said...

I have The Turnaround, but I haven't read it yet. I'd love to be entered in this contest. :)

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

scottsgal said...

I enjoy his books - haven't read this one yet though.

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Sue said...

Thanks for sharing!

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Anonymous said...

I just read The Turnaround and liked it a lot. Would like to read this one.
Hope I win.
Elisabet
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Misusedinnocence said...

I'm alwyas looking for new books! :)

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Baby Signs(R) With Elizabeth ICI, INC. said...

I need a new book to read! pdxbabysigns (at) gmail (dot) com

Beth said...

Looks like a good book to read!
Thanks.
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Karin said...

Would like to be entered in the drawing--thanks!

Cheryl S. said...

I'd love to win this book - please count me in!

Thanks,
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Carlene said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing.
Thanks
Carlene

Melissa said...

sound like a good one, I'd like to enter!

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Renee G said...

Would like to read this.

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Stephen said...

I actually have The Turnaround by this author close to the top of my TBR pile, so winning this to go along with it would be great. Enter me please. :)

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FOKXXY said...

Please enter me.

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Gwendolyn B. said...

His books are terrific. Please count me in. Thanks!

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Katrina said...

great giveaway

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Luvdaylilies said...

I would love to read this book!

Please enter me in your giveaway~ thanks so much!


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quelleheure4 said...

I like that it surprised you by being different. I'd love to read it.
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Anonymous said...

would love to win this!
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Rebecca Cox said...

I would love to read this book, I have never read anything by this author.
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lcd said...

Please enter my name. Thank you!