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Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff
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Jun 28, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: arc-galley
Read from June 28 to 29, 2011


Surface: it's about kids who are unsatisfied and (feel) unaccepted; they're lost and maybe confused about who they are and what they want.

Closer: (and you don't really have to look that close with Kid telling the story,) you get one that's just of People; of being found, then lost, then found again.

There's plenty appealing in this:

It's real. With a narrator like Kid, I could feel his anger, sadness... I could feel as he did. He doesn't sugar coat. What he did, where he lived and those he knew all lived not so perfect lives. But at least there were others. What's so great about this was the space for hope, that despite the situation he/they found himself in, there were people willing to helpthere were those who knew him better than those who should have, people like Fish, Konny, Felix, Jonny and Scout.

And his is a lovestory that read real, authentic: unsure at first, developing slowly, with him finally feeling a bit comfortable yet insecure in what they were. This book would have been perfect if not for the hokey badguy. Still...

It's WONDERFUL! It’s rough, it’s sad, but there's hope, there's affection, love and a surprising happy ending too.

*Much thanks, NetGalley!
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Wendy Darling Such a great book. Great review!

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Flannery Every review of this makes me more excited to read it. It's like a slow clap that is almost to full on applause. Great review:)

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