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In the fall of 2008, Thomas Clarke's life is turned upside down. His old high school closed the previous spring, and his friends all went off to different schools. So for his senior year, Thomas must go alone to a new school with a rigorous curriculum and an intensely competitive administration and student body. Every move he makes is watched closely, and incredible ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published October 6th 2013 by Michael Rahlfs
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Anna Elizabeth
Mar 28, 2014 Anna Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
When I began this book, I noticed and appreciated the thoroughly Catholic atmosphere right away. However, I soon caught on that the main character's dialogue was quite stiff, proper, and not how I would imagine a teenager to speak. But I decided that since Thomas is described as going into an AP program for his senior year in high school, and his grades are reported as stellar and way above the average, that maybe this guy is somewhat of a genius. That thought was partly right.

As I got towards t
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Feb 21, 2015 Michael Rahlfs rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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BRILLIANT & INSPIRING!
By WILLIAM & SONJA WINDSOR on November 6, 2013
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We all have a few books that we keep handy for future reference. This is one of those books that goes on that shelf next to the other well worn books. Each one of my kids will have a copy as well. Michael uses a wonderful story to convey his message of virtue and wisdom. He sees the world through the eyes of an old soul and shows how the ugliness of greed,
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A.k. Frailey
Apr 25, 2014 A.k. Frailey rated it really liked it
The book Simple and Pure by Michael Rahlfs has many great qualities. It is the story of a young man named Thomas Clark transitioning from a private Catholic school to a public school in his senior year of high school. The observations Thomas makes and the impact he has on his fellow students are noteworthy, though I have to wonder at his advanced level of maturity. He comes across more as a saint rather than a young man discovering his strengths and weaknesses. Still, he is an admirable ...more
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