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Sag Harbor

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Thought Provoking, Humorous, and Engrossing

This is a wonderfully written coming of age story. The prose is thought-provoking, humorous, and engrossing. The author uses humor to effectively bring important issues to the reader's consciousness. The author brings the reader back to the 1980's and all the quirky hap...
This is a wonderfully written coming of age story. The prose is thought-provoking, humorous, and engrossing. The author uses humor to effectively bring important issues to the reader's consciousness. The author brings the reader back to the 1980's and all the quirky happenings of that time; New Coke - need I say more. We also get a view into the issues that race and class present for teenagers just trying to learn how to fit in to such a complicated world. Also important is the realization and subsequent respect of our history and what generations before us went through and accomplished so that we may live as we do today. It is coming to terms with/recognizing that things we take for granted now were fought for and a price was paid by those who fought for them. The book starts out somewhat light-heartedly and then slowly weaves in the darkness that comes with family dysfunction and alcoholism. It is a well-rounded, funny, and sometimes heart-breaking story of growing up in a world full of choices and consequences.

posted by jclay26 on March 14, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Plot Please

They say if you don't get into a book in the first 50 pages, it's probably not for you. I gave it 80 pages. I wanted to like this book. I liked the characters in the beginning, and the trip down memory lane but...it kept on walking down that lane, relying on touching so...
They say if you don't get into a book in the first 50 pages, it's probably not for you. I gave it 80 pages. I wanted to like this book. I liked the characters in the beginning, and the trip down memory lane but...it kept on walking down that lane, relying on touching something that might make us reminisce long enough to just keep going. I need more than that. I need a plot, to know a story is going somewhere, internal or external but going somewhere. This to me after that many pages, was still in the same place. I became bored and the characters also began to bore me, so I had to give it up. Nice writing style, but not my cup of tea.

posted by vivico1 on March 9, 2009

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  • Posted April 3, 2009

    SNOOZE

    The book did NOT hold my interest at all, which I find strange since I was one of those African-American kids who spent my school days in predominantly white schools and my summers in Sag Harbor or Martha's Vineyard.

    There were too many useless details to keep me interested. I didn't even bother to finish the book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2009

    Waste of Money

    I bought this book with high hopes. It sounded interesting, however, I could not force myself to get half way through it. It just didn't appear to be going anywhere and I could not keep focused - there just wasn't anything to keep my interest.

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  • Posted March 10, 2009

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    Not my cup of tea

    Book started out slow, did get a little better, but chapters were to long for my taste. I am sure some people will enjoy this book, but not one of my favorites

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