Mr. Kovach's Reviews > Laughing Boy: A Navajo Love Story

Laughing Boy by Oliver La Farge
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Jan 18, 2012

it was amazing
Read from January 11 to 18, 2012

This is a terrific book. I like reading books that were written many years ago (the 1920s in this case) but that are still "around" and famous, because almost always there is a very good reason they are still being read - they are very good! This book is no exception. It is a moving story about a young Navaho man and the semi-Americanized Navaho woman with whom he falls in love. They experience a culture clash - will their love prevail? Along the way I learned many interesting things about Navaho culture. I always find it very interesting to learn about cultures that may be different from my own. It's a big wonderful world of people we live in and we have so much to learn from people who grew up with different experiences than our own.

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01/16/2012 page 111

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message 1: by Kyra (last edited Jan 21, 2012 07:41AM) (new)

Kyra This is kind of like the movie, Gnomio and Juliet.

Mr. Kovach Kyra wrote: "This is kind of like the movie, Gnomio and Juliet."

Maybe Laughing Boy is where the writers of Gnomio and Juliet got some of the ideas for their story!

message 3: by Kyra (new)

Kyra Possibly!!

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