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Americus by M.K. Reed
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Feb 27, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novel, young-adult
Read in February, 2012

Not that I'm biased or anything, but books with cool librarians who try to fend off overly-religious book challenges have a special place in my affections. The bible-thumper half of town gets up in arms about a fantasy book series, and their book-banning is the frame for a young man's journey through freshman year. Homophobia, rural drug use and single mom anxiety all make an appearance. Keep your eye on secondary characters; they seem to pop back up later.

The characters here are mostly one dimensional. A little balance would have pushed this one higher. An enjoyable, though not perfect, read.
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