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What is the What by Dave Eggers
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Apr 20, 12

bookshelves: boys, first-person, memoir, survival, teenagers, travel

Reading What is the What on my vacation made me feel better about catching the flu in a remote hotel in Finland -- at least lions weren't about to eat me or my friends. At least I had shoes and clothes. At least I had plenty to eat. I think Dave Eggers did a wonderful job relaying Mr. Deng's story. You can tell they both love young people and they both feel shaped by loss. This book was exciting, beautiful and big-hearted. I'm so glad to have had it with me.
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