American Youth

American Youth

by Phil LaMarche
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American Youth 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MaryAnnBooksFan More than 1 year ago
I read this book and then recommended it to our book group. It prompted one of the most interesting discussions we've had; and our couples group reads both fiction and non-fiction. It's a smallish (224 pgs) coming-of-age novel about a boy who is well-acquainted with guns because his father and other family members hunt and fish. A younger brother of one of his friends is accidentally shot and killed in our protagonist's home, while only the three boys are in the house. The ensuing disruption (or magnification) of the family dynamic, the opposing school groups vying for the boy's attention, and the role of young lust.all make for a compelling, very well-written read. Parents will wonder how they would respond in a similar situation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the first sentence, I was hooked! This book grabs ahold of you and simply doesn't let go. I read almost the entire novel in one sitting. You immediately empathize with Teddy's moral dilema and watch, with fascinating horror, how he is dragged in with a dangerous crowd. A great first novel.