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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.
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Count me in. I'm reading The Turnaround right now and it's really good.
This sounds like an awesome book! I'd love to read it!
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looks like a good read!
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Please include me in this drawing. I have George Pelecano's
"Turnaround". Thanks for the opportunity. I love his books. Indigo
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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Sounds like a pretty interesting read. I'd love a chance to win.
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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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Sounds like a great book.
Thanks for the chance to win!
I have The Turnaround, but I haven't read it yet. I'd love to be entered in this contest. :)
I enjoy his books - haven't read this one yet though.
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I just read The Turnaround and liked it a lot. Would like to read this one.
Hope I win.
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Looks like a good book to read!
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Would like to read this.
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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I would love to read this book!
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I like that it surprised you by being different. I'd love to read it.
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I would love to read this book, I have never read anything by this author.
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