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Idiot Pride

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  4 reviews
I look at her shadowed shape, her eyes lit by street light. There, in the hot summer dark. I have some thing, some self-thing. An idiot’s pride. And it has a power.

A book about cruising and being on the run without going anywhere. Raw, honest and devoid of soapboxes. A good book for boys.
Hardcover, 124 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Penguin Group
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Tricia
Oct 28, 2019 rated it liked it
I am not sure what to make of this book. It didn’t really have a story per se, but more like a collection of tales told from the perspective of a teenage boy growing up in a low socio-economic area.

Some of it was interesting, but some of it seemed a bit disjointed.
Charlie Head
Jun 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: library
I did like it, but I'm positive I need to analyze this a bit further to get some of the hidden deeper meanings.

It's in a very poetic form, which was interesting. It gave my reading a sort of rhythm, like, well, a poem.

Not a particularly young book, and I wouldn't recommend it for anyone looking for a light read, because this one does make you need to think a bit.

Read on.
Bronwyn Rykiert
Apr 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a story of things that happened in the life a 16 year old high school student. I found it a good read as it was easy to listen to and quite an interesting look into the thoughts and actions of a teenager. It was only 2 hours long.
Emma
Aug 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
One of my absolute favourite young-adult books.
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