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Phoenix Harper’s childhood was stolen at the age of ten. He was in fourth grade. He raced home to watch cartoons after school. He was sexually molested. No one believed him.

And then he blinked.

After college graduation, he is forced to return to his hometown. And his family. It’s like some higher being pressed pause on the remote control of his life. He’d spent so many
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Published December 11th 2014 by MHP (first published December 9th 2014)
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Jeff Wilken
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book free through Goodreads First Read program. My wife got to this book before I did. She isn't much of a reader but thought that it was an excellent book. She had an extremely hard time putting it down to go to bed each night. If she recommended that I HAD to read it, then it has to be an excellent book.
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was extremely impressed by this book, as the narrator and events made perfect sense to me in more ways than the obvious storyline. That blend of growing up vs high school/college dynamic in a small town resounds with me. I felt that Matthew created real characters in a real story and their spillover story was spot on to life.

I feel like anything I might add to this review would be a spoiler, so all I can do is recommend you give it a try. Particularly if you are from the south, and
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful...just beautiful

This novel is bold and honest to its very core. It's about the healing and transformation process and it will even cause you to look at your internal demons. The ones that have been lurking inside for a while. More importantly, it will cause you to see the real you, the beautiful and innocent you that has always been there staring back at you. You will laugh and cry and even smile in retrospect.
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