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Cemetery Street by John Zunski
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Feb 10, 2012

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Read from February 09 to 10, 2012

Cemetery Street is not the kind of book I like to read, but I’m not saying it’s not good. It was okay. It’s like an autobiography, where the main character, James Morrison, tells his life story. What I don’t like in these kinds of stories is how time flies by so fast. 20 years pass by so quickly as each page grows. I hate how there’s no specific problem in the story. Though the end was kind of a beginning of some sort for James.

It’s a coming-of-age novel. Fast and straightforwardly written. Started with the present then all was flashbacks. I have to admit I was confused a lot of times with the double flashbacks. Warning for sensitive readers though, you might not like how much foul language was used in the book, that’s how realistic it is. James Morrison’s life story was not all bad, but he had his moments. Shannie, James’ best friend reminds me of Alaska from Looking for Alaska by John Green. They are so much alike. I pity James a lot of times, he loved too much. I can’t help wishing he’ll find someone who’ll really complete him, and he’s still young.

The novel gives us a sense of hope that life happens, and we make the most of it. Brings us back to the 80’s (not that I’ve been there) and 90’s, not so much different from now. Talks of life, death, love, and everythign that happens in between. Good story.

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