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One Mississippi by Mark Childress
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Feb 01, 2011

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This book was very well-written, it was my first Mark Childress novel and I was blown away by it. I thought it was a very interesting and realistic story about a boy, Daniel, uprooted during the already-difficult high school years. His family moves to Mississippi and he has to adjust to basically being sent back into the past, where race is still an issue. There is a lot of action throughout this book, vivid experiences had by Daniel and his friend Tim. However, a scene at the book's ending is a little out of the blue. While it didn't bother me too much, my parents read it and hated it because of the ending. Living through that time period made them realize how unlikely the ending events were. It is a good story but I probably wouldn't recommend it because of that reason.

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