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Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin
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Dec 02, 2011

really liked it
Read from December 02 to 14, 2011

This book starts off pretty gruesome. How easily people killed or left babies and small children at that time is astonishing. This book starts by telling some of the story of Meshak and his father. They were intended to be selling pots and pans but their real business was getting rid of unwanted children. Now I'm the kind of person that gets into books a lot and at this point my emotions were really effected when they described the burying of live babies. Then the book goes to Alexander and his wealthy family. He is very obsessed with music and it is his life. But sadly his father expects him to take over the family business. Alexander falls in love with a very un-wealthy girl named Melissa. He knew his family wouldn't approve of their affair so it was kept secret. After a time Alexander decides he can't take not having music in his life and taking the family business. He runs away to be a musician. But before he leaves, something with Melissa. She sees her body change and when her maid tells her she is with a child she has mixed emotions. Should she be happy, sad, should she find Alexander and tell him? The baby is born and her mother tells her it is dead when she actually gives it to Otis and Meshak to take. Otis tries to kill the baby but Meshak's obsession with melissa leads to the saving of little Aaron. So many unanswered questions. Where is Alexander? Will Melissa ever find out about her baby? Was Aaron really taken to safety? This book ended up being an emotional roller coaster for me but I thought it was very well written and I recommend it to anyone who likes a happy ending
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