Book Review: America by E.R. Frank

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Title: America

Author: E.R. Frank

Genre: Realistic Fiction/YA

Number of Pages: 256

Rating: B+

Recommended?: Yes

Trigger Warning: Child Abuse, Suicide, Pedophilia, Child Killing Adult (Very Disturbing)


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Book Review: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle

Title: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Author: Roddy Doyle

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Number of Pages: 288

Rating: A-

Recommended?: Yes

 

This review is one I wrote two years ago on my previous blog that I decided to copy down onto Sarah’s Corner. Upon deliberation, I have changed the B rating to an A-, Paddy Clarke is one of the most realistic, if not the most realistic, child narrators I’ve ever encountered. it took me a while to get used to this novel’s writing style, but it’s well worth the read, especially if you’re interested in stream of consciousness. I own ‘The Woman Who Walked into Doors,’ also by Roddy Doyle, in my collection and I’m planning to read it soon, but I needed to detox from reading dark fiction for a while after reading ‘Winter Birds’ by Jim Grimsley.–


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