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End Over End

2.91  ·  Rating details ·  35 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Ivory is fourteen and she's in love with Blake, madly, totally in love. Blake, fifteen, loves her, but he feels a bit suffocated. Unknown to her parents, they meet nights and weekends at the gravel pit in back of Stan's Bottle Redemption, where the gang, ranging in age from fourteen to the late twenties, hangs out. Blake's buddy, Tommy, has a motorcycle. He thinks Ivory is ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 28th 2001 by Soho Press (first published March 2001)
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Leah
May 02, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is written by a woman whose life's work as a high school teacher and teacher of writing is inspirational. I feel lucky to know her personally and feed from the positive energy she exudes into the world. End Over End, her first novel, introduces a multitude of vivid characters whose lives are affected by the murder of a small-town teenager. The tangle of voices, though at times hard to follow, paints a picture of the confusion, lies, bravado, insecurity, and sadness that colors the inte ...more
Shannon
Jun 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read this one a bunch of times. It's amazing. Also depressing, but not without purpose. I was impressed at the author's skill in characterizing "troubled" (i.e. poverty stricken with limited opportunities) teens.
Sandra Malone
Disappointing and unsatisfying on so many levels.

Written in a compelling style but never really hits the mark. If I had known there would be no real ending with so many questions up in the air, I never would have started this book. I'm not a fan of fill in the blanks endings.
Camille
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The book was good overall, I guess, but the plot line moves extremely slow. There are only two major parts to it, and it takes to long to explain what's happening because there are so many characters, it's really confusing.
Katelyn
May 16, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was disappointed in the end of the book. The story was very interesting though.
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