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Rotters by Daniel Kraus
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Aug 28, 2011

it was amazing
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Read from August 28 to September 13, 2011

I highly recommend this book to any sophisticated reader. Late junior high, definitely high school and any adult that enjoys a well woven story that is both dark and deep, questions the way we live our lives and the value in our choices and follows a boy brought from near self destruction to becoming a man should read this book. There are disturbing segments with graphic descriptions of violence, drug use, corpses decay, etc, but even if you are a bit squeamish to such things, I think that you will find the read well worth your effort for the gems like these:
“Pictures are not facts, they are fleeting instants with little meaning.”
“I gripped my desk. It felt scummy, hard, real- unlike this moment.”
“He leaned closer. The blue pouches beneath his lower lids swelled to prominence. At the circumference of his perfect eyes I saw root systems of broken vessels. He smelled like all Diggers smell but dipped in the faint turpentine of insomnia.”
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