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Pilcrow by Adam Mars-Jones
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Feb 02, 12

it was amazing
Read in December, 2011

Pilcrow is about a bed-ridden/wheelchair-bound boy/adolescent growing up in England in the 1950s. Far from being depressing, however, Mars-Jones creates a character whose eye for detail and ability to make the most out of the world he lives in is truly inspiring (and often hilarious). Even better, the boy from the youngest age is cognizant of the fact that he's gay (not that he uses the word), which makes the book even more fun to read, since this kind of childhood awareness (at least as far as I know) is rarely-to-never explored, but reflects a reality for many people. I would give this book fifty stars if I could.

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