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Please Don't Come Back from the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos
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Jun 13, 2011

really liked it
Read from June 26 to July 02, 2012

I was torn between 3 and 4 stars. This books definitely gets points in my opinion for originality and uniqueness. I've definitely never read anything like this. This was a coming-of-age story in which the young men of a Michigan town struggle after their father's vanish or "go to the moon." There is a sense of mystery about the "moon" if the fathers are really on the moon, or where they could be. But there is a very realistic, disturbing pull these young men feel as they have their own families of abandoning everything for the "moon." It was haunting, sad, and interesting and very beautifully written. The book also touches on the economic struggles of the recent past with which we are all familiar and a desire for change. I think this book is how these young men learn to deal with the internal struggles of adulthood and responsibility, and the desire to walk away from it all and unburden themselves. It was definitely interesting. I liked Bakopoulos's writing style- very simple and elegant. I think many readers could definitely find the characters, and their struggles very realistic, even set among the mystery of the moon.

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