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Red Weather by Pauls Toutonghi
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Jul 23, 10

Read in July, 2010

This book tells the story of a teenager, Yuri, and his immigrant parents who live in Milwaukee, WI. Yuri's life changes as he falls for Hannah, a girl who is involved with the socialist movement--a movement whose core concepts directly contradict the beliefs of Yuri's parents (who emigrated from Soviet-controlled Latvia). Two key events cause great changes in Yuri's life: a late-night car accident and the arrival of some of his Latvian relatives.

A key element of this book is Yuri's relationship with his father. Another is his struggle to figure out who he really is and what he really believes and values.

I enjoyed reading a book set in Milwaukee because it was easy for me to picture the many places that are mentioned. I also enjoyed seeing the development of Yuri's character and how he came to view his family.
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