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Shane by Jack Schaefer
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Nov 15, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: books-i-read-for-school, adapted-or-to-be-adapted-to-film
Read in February, 2011 — I own a copy

Westerns are so far out of my comfort zone of genres that I didn't have many expectations at all for this book, but if I had it would have exceeded them all. There is always something different about seeing a story--that, quite possibly, has been told a hundred times over--through the eyes of a child. The charged sexual tension between the adult characters and the undercurrents of social relations between the different groups in the town are masked by the naive view of the narrator. It is a story that proves that even when children do not fully understand what they are seeing they are still the most observant creatures and can draw deep meaning from their experiences and the world around them. It was an easy, enjoyable read.
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