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Summer of '69 by Todd Strasser
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it was ok

I am a big lover of history, and think the revolutionary time that was the 60s-70s is an incredible point in America's political history. With that being said, I really struggled to get through this book, and had to force myself to finish it. It felt as though the author so badly wanted to write a book about the sixties that every word, action, and moment had to be suffocated with 60s stereotypes to the point that the story itself was lost. Even as I was roughly 85% of the way through, it really didn't feel like there was any plot at all and absolutely no purpose behind the story being told, and instead was just the author trying to relive his youth. The only redeeming part of the book that made it so I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 was within the last few pages where the character of his father is slightly redeemed. Overall, I would not recommend this book.
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Reading Progress

January 24, 2019 – Shelved
January 24, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
May 26, 2019 – Started Reading
June 16, 2019 – Finished Reading

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