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Heft by Liz Moore
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Nov 20, 2012

it was ok

** spoiler alert ** This book starts out interesting -- what is life like for a morbidly obese, sensitive and educated middle-aged man, who does not need to earn an income. A true agoraphobic. But the teen, Kel Keller, is a bright, unparented teen who fits right in with the affluent kids at a high school his increasingly nonfunctional mother manages to get him into. A high school away from the ghetto liablities of his Yonkers neighborhood.

So what does the author do with this poplular semi-academic, bright star athlete? He leaves the home of a loving, gracious affluent family, with their son following, to a hellhole of a home where a wild, drugged party of his old neighborhood pals is going on.

Kel has sex with a young girl, aware that she is immediately sorry she followed him into a bedroom and remorseful at the sordid situation. He feels nothing for her -- penetrates her -- she collapes in tears and he blithely leaves -- only to break the nose of the rich teen who tells the lovely blonde rich girl who he likes (but can only allow himself to brush the back of her back). So now it is jail for Kel as his mommie dearest withers away in a hospital.

So - the author wants us to believe that the poor kid, no matter what advantages he gets -- will turn on a dime. Because that is the way he really is -- as Kel himself thinks to himself. Where is this author from?
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message 1: by Megan (new) - added it

Megan Freeman This post is full of inaccuracies. You started off talking about Arthur then switched while making it seem like it was the same person. This rating makes it obvious you didn't even read the full book. Also it contains spoilers and is poorly written.


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