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Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
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May 28, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: to-read-again-and-again, shaped-my-adolesence
Recommended for: everyone
Read in January, 2004

This novel, which jumps back and forth through the lives and stories of a few strong characters, really gets to the core of what life is about and how people tend to deal with it. I find this book really easy to connect with. The characters are very real and very honest, they have faults but they confront them. This book is full of passion, romance, strong friendships, deceit, hard choices and many other disturbing and encompassing aspects of human nature. It is amazingly easy to get attached to the characters in this novel and I wouldn’t be surprised if, while reading this, you, like me, were unable to put it down for hours at a time and dreaded being torn away from it and back to reality. This is a book I’d recommend reading over a break or during the summer when you have a lot of time to just stretch out on a couch and read it to your heart’s content.
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Jeffrey May I couldn't agree with you more!

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