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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 April 23, 2012

    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 sad in many ways, but very enlightening about the gypsy culture. The subject of the book is absolutely inspirational. I highly recommend it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Great Read! Not exactly what I expected.

    This book was a really good book. I've always had had an interest in the Gypsy lifestyle, and with the new shows on TV, it has really caught my eye. This book, however, was nothing like the gypsy wedding shows on TV. It really opened my eyes into what it is like for this culture. I really recommend reading it if you are interested in other cultures and/or memoirs.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Excellent Read!!

    If you ever wondered about the gypsy culture then this book is a must read! I couldn't put it down. It is touching and extremely interesting! I highly recommend this read to everyone!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    An eye-opener.

    Couldn't put it down. Insightful and sad look into a way of life that didn't offer much hope of escape.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Wonderful

    Every sentence is a new adventure;)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Blaze

    Bye

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Silvermoonstar

    "Becuz this costed me my bestfriend."

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    GREAT BOOK

    I recently purchased this book and it is absolutely engrossing. Very sad in parts because of author's brutal abusive upbringing. In places it made me want to cry over how abusive author's father was. It is an eye-opening account of gypsy life. It shows a side to gypsy life that is not shown on the TV show . Would recommend this book to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Laughter, tears, happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and every other emotion you can come up with!

    I recommend this book to anybody that had a less than perfect childhood, had a perfect childhood or thought you did, and were able to move on to live your life. This story could also help so many people that are struggling to believe that you can get to the otherside.
    Mikey! This book is amazingly awesome! I feel like I was living your life and watching through the window. The descriptions were so vivid that I could picture the punches and the bruises. I am so proud of you Mikey for standing up and surviving a life that at times was nearly impossible. You are a hero and an awesome example to so many people that come from varied childhoods that you can get out, you don't have to follow in the footsteps of those from your past, AND you can live YOUR life and be happy!
    THANK YOU MIKEY!!!! I wish you nothing but the best and most amazing life. Congratulations on your wedding!

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