McCammon's ode to boyhood is full of the richness and life that is experienced best by a child teetering on the brink of adulthood but still full of the spark of magic that only comes from innocence. It is at its most powerful as the boy discovers that there are monsters in this world worse than any your imagination could create. How we overcome them is what defines our character.
This was a beautiful and amazing book, I thought I was going to give it a 4 and smiled to myself when I saw I had clicked 5 stars.
This book gave me a better understanding of rural America in the 1960s and I was surprised to see race was addressed in this book. I think President Trump should read this book, even though it was published in 1990, Cory’s dad says the KKK “are a bunch of scared people who want to turn time backward.” That phrase has a strong resonance with “Make America Great Again.”
I loved the writing style, the story was written by a poet with the soul of a child.
I truly hated to finish this book.
Definitely, a page turner.
From the days of innocence passed,
through the eyes of inquisitive young boys, a terrific read.
You'll thank me ;)
This is my absolute favorite book ever. I have read it nearly once a year. I laughed and I cried and it ended and I just wanted more.
Surreal. Modern age fairy tale with teeth.
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