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America by E.R. Frank
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Sep 14, 2007

it was ok
Read in September, 2007

Not awful, I suppose...but lacking. Considering this is meant to be a young adult novel, it reads rather like a pysch 101 textbook's chapter on troubled teens. There's just too much analyzing in this book - it's repetitive and gets boring quite quickly. The book is heavy-handed and the foreshadowing is even more so. Seriously, if you didn't know that Browning was going to turn out to be really creepy/pervy from just about the first major scene he was in, you probably shouldn't have even bothered with the book.

The whole thing just felt so forced. I hate when books go out of their way to manipulate my emotions. And, the whole "look at me, I have no distinguished race, I'm 'America'" thing was ridiculous. But, if you are into screwed up kids, hating the "system", and therapy, you might like it.

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