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The Boys Who Woke Up Early by A.D.  Hopkins
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it was amazing

I admit that coming of age novels have a certain appeal to me. This title is one that does not disappoint.

For an adult looking in, Stony appears to be headed for a life of trouble. Then he meets the new kid, Jack, and starts an adventure that includes spending a lot of time at the county sheriff's office. Thankfully, not behind bars!

Aside from watching Stony and Jack learn from their adventures, you also get a better sense of how life was in rural Virginia during the Jim Crow years. A time when many embraced the Klu Klux Clan and feared what would happen if segregation went away and blacks voted on a regular basis.

Tipping my proverbial hat to Mr. Hopkins who does a wonderful job with his characters and painting the scenes they are in.

Thank you to the publisher for an advance reader copy via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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Reading Progress

May 9, 2020 – Started Reading
May 11, 2020 – Finished Reading
May 16, 2020 – Shelved

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