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Beartown by Fredrik Backman
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it was amazing
bookshelves: favorite-reads, 5-star-reads

** spoiler alert ** As the author develops characters and establishes the setting in his unique style, tension builds like the distant rumbling of an approaching severe thunderstorm. The action is a bit slow in the beginning but once it picks up the tension is sustained as the story plays out. Hockey fans will find this story particularly enjoyable! Filled with fascinating characters and infused with complex and important themes of family, parenting, competition, loyalty, courage, community, belonging, friendship, small town struggles and values, hope, and a girl's "no," I'm predicting that this powerful story will be one of the year's best reads for me. Thoughtful and challenging on multiple levels, this will make a terrific book club selection. 5 shining stars!
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*** Spoiler and trigger warning: the story includes a rape storyline and some crude locker room language and humor
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Reading Progress

April 9, 2017 – Shelved
April 9, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 8, 2017 – Started Reading
May 17, 2017 –
25.0%
May 20, 2017 –
54.0%
May 22, 2017 – Shelved as: favorite-reads
May 22, 2017 – Finished Reading
January 18, 2018 – Shelved as: 5-star-reads

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