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Theories of Relativity: A novelBarbra Haworth-Attard. A young man (Dylan) struggles to make it while living in the streets when his mother kicks himTheories of Relativity: A novelBarbra Haworth-Attard. A young man (Dylan) struggles to make it while living in the streets when his mother kicks him out. He meets a group of other young people who either help him get by or fall deeper into the black hole of the street life.
This book was a book chosen in a local book club. I was eager to read this book because I work with at risk youth in a major city and it kills me when I see youth living in the streets.
This book in focused towards young adult readers, however, anyone reading this book can learn something very important. We see kids in the streets everyday, and we see homeless people trying to make it. However, we rarely think about their past. What got them into that situation?
Barbra does a great job to at least open up the doors for us to look into this life. She does a great job in character development. Each character has his/her unique style. She also does a great job keeping readers guessing if the character is good or bad. After reading a couple of chapters you find it hard not to care for each character.
The plot has a very realistic feel to it. The author does a great job to pull you right in from the start. It is extremely hard to guess what is going to happen next. Every turn seems to get worse for Dylan. The readers will not help but wonder when it will it ever end and finally get better for this kid. Nevertheless, that is what makes this book so good. It does not always get better in the streets. Therefore, Barbra does a great job to have a realistic look on things and life in the streets.
I had a hard time getting past the end of the first half of the book. It seems like it started to loose some steam, but was very satisfied the second half of the book. Not only does it pick up steam but also I found myself not able to put the book down.
This is a great read for everyone. Not just youth. The book receives four stars. ...more
I didnt think I would like this book. But after getting through the first hundred pages, I just couldnt put it down. James Blake has a gift of writingI didnt think I would like this book. But after getting through the first hundred pages, I just couldnt put it down. James Blake has a gift of writing that totally sucks you in.
This book is not for young readers, but only for good mature adults.....more
I loved this book. I kept reading about how funny it was, so I decided to give it a shot. I didnt think that the book was "that" funny :) If it was itI loved this book. I kept reading about how funny it was, so I decided to give it a shot. I didnt think that the book was "that" funny :) If it was it would have gotten my full 5 star review... I only gave it 4. A five from me is very hard to get.
The book started out really slow for my liking. But I'm used to it because I'm a big fan of John Grisham and he usually starts his book pretty slow to paint the picture in your mind of what he wants you to see. JG does a great job in this book. He takes his time describing the characters. After a couple of chapters you feel as if you know these guys personally or "you are that person".
A new law student hitting the road of life hard! A story that could happen to anyone of us if were willing to work hard :)
I dont want to give away too much of the story here but this book was really entertaining and I enjoyed it very much. I liked the story so much that I ordered the Ebook version to add to my ebook reader so I can take this story on the road and away from home.
So, go out and take some time and read this book. It recommended :)...more