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Gypsy Boy: My Life in the Secret World of the Romany Gypsies

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

This is an exceptional book. I bought it on a whim several week

This is an exceptional book. I bought it on a whim several weeks ago and just picked it up to read a few days ago. To my surprise, it was absolutely engrossing and very hard to put down. It is very well written and will stay with me for a long, long time. It was so ...
This is an exceptional book. I bought it on a whim several weeks ago and just picked it up to read a few days ago. To my surprise, it was absolutely engrossing and very hard to put down. It is very well written and will stay with me for a long, long time. It was so sad in many ways, but very enlightening about the gypsy culture. The subject of the book is absolutely inspirational. I highly recommend it.

posted by emmysmom1 on April 23, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

recomended-great book

I would give gypsy boy a 3 out of five stars. I honestly couldnt put the book down from start to finish. The story of a young boy who is struggling because he doesnt fit in with most people and doesnt conform is really captivating. Mikey is a boy who is desperatly tryin...
I would give gypsy boy a 3 out of five stars. I honestly couldnt put the book down from start to finish. The story of a young boy who is struggling because he doesnt fit in with most people and doesnt conform is really captivating. Mikey is a boy who is desperatly trying to become the boy his father always wanted him to be, which is a typical rough gypsy boy who likes to punch anything that moves. The only problem is Mikey is the complete opposite. Another aspect of this book tht cought my attention werethe mor cruel parts such as when Mikeys father was being abbusive to his family. This book was really great the only reason I gave it three stars was because I thought the author took to long to get to the point even on small details. But other than that I reall enjoyed reading it. I would definitly recomend Gypsy boy to anyone and everyone.

posted by sandburg_swim on October 1, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Never trust a gyspy

    I have never seen a bio about a real gyspy before and since my big fat gyspy wedding came out i was interested to hear the real story. Number one thing I learned was never trust a gyspy. The book talked about how uneducated the gyspys were,only a few of them could barely read or write. The women do all the housework and cooking and raising the children while they worship the husband. I don't even know how to descibe these people without saying something bad about them. Seems to me like a bunch of banchees who because of the way the culture is they will always be that way. I'm glad Mikey ran away from that camp and educated himself and then became a writer! Good for him.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

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    Very interesting and informative. Good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Is any1 a gypsy?

    Are any of you gypsys

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Amazing story of a harsh life and the man who survives it. Fasc

    Amazing story of a harsh life and the man who survives it. Fascinating!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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