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The clash of forces comes during a seminal era when the anti-war movement, feminism, counterculture and black power combined to singe the letter-sweaters and pom-pons of classic high school culture. "As so often happens when history is being made, youth becomes the conscience of society," says our narrator in his belate college application. "But there were fissures in our ranks -- we all hailed from different social categories."
Posted February 22, 2001
I found FINISH HIGH SCHOOL AT HOME a sharply observed story of high school kids buffeted by the turbulent events of the sixties and early seventies. From hippies to jocks, the whole spectrum of the student community is here, grappling with the turmoil that we, the baby-boomers, fomented. I recommend it to all who lived through those times as well as those who didn¿t, but want to know what all the fuss was about.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 29, 2000
Charlie Clark's clever debut novel follows a high school class in suburban Washington, D.C., through the its senior year in 1970-71. The revolution is happening somewhere out there, and they're determined to get a taste. This is a terrific take on high school for everyone who loved -- or even loathed -- the whole experience.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 12, 2000
Reading Charlie Clark's newest book made me relive high school again, and to imagine growing up in the 1960s and 1970's. This is a genre that really deserves a revival.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.