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Boy's Life by Robert McCammon
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Nov 12, 2009

it was amazing

I found this book buried on a shelf behind some others, and am so glad I picked it up to read.

Protagonist Cory Mackenson is a 12-year-old boy in a small Alabama down during the days before desegregation. McCammon writes about Cory's experiences watching his father lose his job as a milkman, people of color being abused or murdered, and boyhood games of baseball. The perceptions of a young boy observing the changes in the United States during the 1950s are poignant and well-developed.

This is one of the best coming-of-age novels I have ever read. What a treasure to find lurking in my own home.
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Ralph Excellent review!

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Jacquelyn This is one of my favorite books/authors.

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