Hawkes Harbor (Unabridged)
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I don't think I'd have ever finished it except that I kept waiting for it to suddenly make sense because I had a nearly religious faith in S.E. Hinton. In the end, I was reminded why I abandoned faith for atheism.
I wish I could summarize what the book was about but honestly I have no idea. Amidst the cliché’s (vampires turning into bats), the poorly develop ...more
The more I think about it, the more I hate it. If I were to rate it solely on characterization and interesting side stories, it'd be pretty good. But if I were to give you the basic plot, it would take me about five seconds. How could I possibly summarize a novel of decent length and so many side stories in five seconds? Because the side stories (i.e. the best parts ...more
There were a couple of side stories that made it mildly interesting and at the beginning I felt for the main character,Jamie, but by mid way through he just annoyed me and-- I just wanted it to be over.
S.E Hinton is one of my favorite writers. I have previously read The Outsiders, which is a book that will always remain on my bookshelf. My 8th grade teacher told me that she chose using her initials so the reader wouldn’t identify her gender, which is peculiar, but extremely intriguing. I did not realize that this book is suppose to be more geared toward adults, but well I am a teenager and it wasn’t very complex to understand… S.E. Hinton stopped publishing books in 1988 then shockingly she r...more
I enjoyed Hinton's prose, and she developed a convincing background for Jamie (Willie Loomis) Sommers. It's easy to envision John Karlen in the role and Dennis Patrick playing Kellen (Jason McGuire) Quinn in flashback fashion, particularly in their travels around the world. Her delving deeply into Jamie's psyche -- particularly the devastation he ...more
Susan Eloise Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has always enjoyed reading but wasn't satisfied with the literature that was being written for young adults, wh ...more