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Cures for Hunger by Deni Ellis Béchard
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May 12, 2012

really liked it
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Read from May 06 to 11, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

I got this book through the firstreads sweepstakes.

This book is awesome! It's not the type of book that I would normally choose...but the writing was incredible, as was the story. Deni creates his childhood and young adult world for us in perfect detail; not givinig or leaving out too much. His journey to understand himself through his father's life is both understandable and really very sad. You end up feeling very sorry for Deni the child as you see him growing into a character not unlike his father. And yet we are also able to root him on to becoming the strong individual who self-advocates...even though at times this means being cold towards his family, much like his father was.

In short, this was a very well written, poignant story about a boy growing into a man and seeing how his father has both helped and hindered him along the way.
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