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Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids recounts the exploits of 15 teenage reformatory boys evacuated in wartime to a remote mountain village where they are feared and detested by the local peasants. When plague breaks out, the villagers flee, blocking the boys inside the deserted town. Their brief attempt to build autonomous lives of self-respect, love, and tribal valor is doomed in the face of death and the adult nightmare of war.
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Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids recounts the exploits of 15 teenage reformatory boys evacuated in wartime to a remote mountain village where they are feared and detested by the local peasants. When plague breaks out, the villagers flee, blocking the boys inside the deserted town. Their brief attempt to build autonomous lives of self-respect, love, and tribal valor is doomed in the face of death and the adult nightmare of war.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780714529974
  • Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Pages: 189
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2008

    Disturbing adolescent images

    This novel was a selection for a senior World Literature class that I taught. I did not select the novel. It was disturbing for me to read, and the 12th graders had a difficult time dealing with some of the images. Once they surmounted the graphic descriptions, they were able to understand the reason Oe wrote this book. I personally became tired of the continual references to things adolescent boys do to try and shock one another. The message of the story is gripping, and will make one aware of some of the 'other side' to WWII.

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