Readers who enjoyed Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell should pick up this novel by John Brandon. Set in Florida and told by three different characters, it has some spooky resonance with current news events. Disaffected teens consider great crimes; bright kids want to rebel; slackers try to create interesting events in their mundane lives without trying too hard. There is a great deal of interior monologue. I found the younger characters sympathetic and repellent at the same time, and the adults made me impatient with their obliviousness to the needs of the young people in their charge. Intriguing depths of human character are plumbed. It is also a compelling story; I stayed up late to finish it in one sitting and find out how it all turns out.
Welcome to Newburgh Free Library’s blog Inspirations: a blog for readers and viewers.
At the Newburgh Free Library we would like to connect our community to the books and movies we love as well as get feedback from you on the books and movies that you love and want to share with others.
Of course we plan on introducing new titles that are coming out on the shelves at NFL, but we also hope to connect you with a hidden gem or two – things that you might not have discovered on your own. At our new blog, look forward to reading about staff picks, patron picks, nonfiction, mystery, and the newest in street fiction. It’s all up for discussion in Inspirations.
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