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The Leader's 16-year old daughter is pregnant. Can rock and roll save Beck Lyons?

The birth of garage bands in the late 60's in Northern Virginia. A slanted and occasionally humorous look at the dying proprieties of traditional Virginia culture at the dawn of the counter-culture, the lives of the children of politicians, teen pregnancy, the Catholic underground railroad to
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Paperback, 512 pages
Published July 16th 2020 by Deep Six
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Valerie Fazio
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This was a Goodreads giveaway win. I entered to win this book because the cover looked cool. I didn't pay any attention to the title, but after winning I realized Lake Barcroft, (yes, it really exists) is ten miles away from where I live, and often times where I would spend summers with my friends. The winners of this giveaway were randomly selected, but I can't help feeling there was some sort of magic at play by my winning this book.

Never, and I mean never, have I read a book where the settin
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Leigh
Nov 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was won in a Goodreads giveaway...While I enjoyed the storyline, the book suffered greatly from a lack of editing...misspellings, grammatical errors and incorrect punctuation made it difficult to smoothly read the story...
B.
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. One of the biggest issues with this book was one that the author addresses in the author note prior to starting the book, namely that they were curious about writing from the female perspective and so they opted to give it a go. It went about as well as you would expect. It's pretty clear that the author didn't talk with any girls, teenagers, or women when attempting to write from the female perspective.

On top of that you've got some hugely rac
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Dhrishya
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
C/W: Racism, sexism, drug use. underaged sex, abortion, forced pregnancy, misogyny, grief, mental illness, slut-shaming. manipulative relationships, underage pregnancy, forced adoption, talk about abortion.

I thought I would enjoy "Lake Barcroft" the topics it touches upon are things that interest me: religion, politics and teenagers. I left this book incredibly frustrated, not because I hated the story; I just genuinely disliked how it was told. This book was about rich white people, in politics
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Cheryn English
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a layered and suspense-filled book. The plot has many twists and turns including the unexpected ending. Not wanting to give away plot points, I will just say that the interior and exterior events (meaning what is in the mind of the main character and the events arising from that) are equally important. There is tension in love and sexuality; tension in religion and self-esteem; tension in love and betrayal; and tension in love and politics, and how all of this plays with happiness and we ...more
Peter
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
I had higher hopes for this book based on the description in the Goodreads offer, but it wasn’t to be. The opening third adhered to the description - teenagers, rock and roll and a pregnancy. It was in the second third, the results of the pregnancy where the book began to lose me as I tried to find empathy for any of the characters. The final third was a struggle to finish the book and offer a review. The time line began to get very blurry (Farm Aid in the mid seventies? A thinly veiled congress ...more
Crystal
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Politics, fame, and family secrets

Beck was raised to be the perfect daughter. She had to do everything perfectly in order to make her politician father look good in the public eye. When she makes a mistake, her grandmother helps her to come up with a solution. Can she spend the rest of her life being both perfect and the keeper of her secret?
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Kerry
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received Lake Barcroft as a goodreads give away and I donated it to our library after I read enough to be able to tell I wanted to get the audio version as soon as possible.
Mary
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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