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In this bewitching debut novel, a sensitive teen, newly arrived in Alabama, falls in love, questions his faith, and navigates a strange power. While his German parents don’t know what to make of a South pining for the past, shy Max thrives in the thick heat. Taken in by the football team, he learns how to catch a spiraling ball, how to point a gun, and how to hide his ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: May 19th 2020 by Liveright
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Sarah
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the publisher, opinions are my own. [very mild spoilers ahead]

I've been a big fan of Genevieve Hudson's writing for a while. PRETEND WE LIVE HERE is one of my all-time favorite books, as is A LITTLE IN LOVE WITH EVERYONE, and I usually make a point to track down her stories in lit mags because there's something about the style and imagery in her work that just vines around my heart and linguistic soul and blooms flowers in my chest.

BOYS OF ALABAMA does this too. It is
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Haley Bracken
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A few short clauses to summarize my feelings about this book: a mesmerizing reinvention of the Southern Gothic genre that feels at once familiar and novel; confident prose and compelling characters; a phenomenal ending that leaves you feeling... satisfied.
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Jan 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Max's family moves to Alabama from Germany, and while he can speak some English, he can't always articulate how different this world is from the one he left. In this town, boys play football, and so Max joins the team because of his love for running. There's a bit of everyone on the team but the one thing that stood out for me was the level of cruelty in some of these boys. Max has also made a friend outside of the team named Pan, and Pan is a self-proclaimed witch of sorts, and their friendship ...more
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Excellent book!!!
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