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Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray
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Apr 04, 12

bookshelves: to-read, adventure

Amber Wortz

This is a young adult novel set in the UK, where 3 best friends run away from home to spread their dead best friend's ashes after his family gave him a funeral that they didn't approve on. On their adventure to Ross, Scotland they have to hitchhike, stow away on trains and bungee jump to get to their destination. On their journey that also discover things they didn't know about each other and about their deceased friend.

I thought this was a pretty realistic book about the thought processes of teenagers when they have a traumatic experience in life, such as the death of a friend. From an adult perspective it made me cringe that they would steal someone's ashes away from his parents, but many teenagers cannot see the consequences of their actions in the moment and the book portrayed that well. It was pretty predictable, but worth the read.
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