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Lean On Pete by Willy Vlautin
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it was amazing

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!!

So far this year I’ve read quite a few books that I’ve loved, but none more than Lean On Pete by Willy Vlautin. It’s so hard to describe, there’s just something so quietly tender and beautiful about it, the way I felt when reading this is the same way I felt when I read Brooklyn by Colm Toibin, it filled my entire being with equal parts happiness and sadness.

On the forefront, it looks like a story about a boy and his horse but it’s so much more than that, it’s a story of loss, belonging, love and friendship. Charley is a fantastic character and the way he is written is perfect, it's not often an author has such a great understanding of their characters but what Willy Vlautin has done with the characters in this book is a marvel, and quite admirable.

Not only my favourite book I’ve read in 2018 but also now an all-time favourite. I can’t recommend it enough.
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Reading Progress

June 1, 2018 – Started Reading
June 2, 2018 – Shelved
June 2, 2018 – Finished Reading

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