How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets

How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets

by Garth Stein
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How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein, I was hoping to find the same quality book since it was by the same author. It was all that I expected. I bought copies for all the men in a group I meet with because it deals with issues we face in entertaining way. From the start it is easy to identify with the main character, Evan, and to be caught up with him in his struggle to differentiate himself while still trying to stay connected to the people he loves.
Nicole_67 More than 1 year ago
I just don't understand how every book written by Garth Stein can be so captivating. They all have completely different plots and themes, yet they are all so great. I love this author and everything he writes. This book, like his others The Art of Racing in the Rain and Raven Stole the Moon, is wonderful. The story is told is a way that keeps you interested. I could not put it down. Evan is extremely likable and relatable. Read this book, you won't be disappointed.
BellesLibrary More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Garth's work since "The Art of Racing in the Rain", and he doesn't disappoint here either. this was a very good read; the writing style is crisp and clear, imagery is impeccable and its a darn good story. Don't be surprised if you find yourself yelling at the character sometimes, though. it's just a sign of a good book.
vivico1 More than 1 year ago
Another Garth Stein book and such a great read. Garth can bring out the real feelings and emotions of people in such wonderful lines. His books are uplifting but also show you how sometimes we just get the wrong idea about things and how our perceptions can affect us. I will buy every book he writes I think.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has been a long time since I've read a book of this caliber. Stein has a way of making the reader want to hear the commentary from the main character on every conversation just to see if they interpreted it correctly. I have never related to a character more. I even caught myself saying lines in my head before I even read them. A downright enjoyable read.
A & K Lardent More than 1 year ago
I loved 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' and the reviewers of this book raved about it. The other reviewers said that it was so good that they couldn't put it down. I kept reading it hoping to get to the good part. It never became a good book. The characters were not likeable. The author tries to keep the reader interested by revealing family secrets which are not that interesting. I regret buying this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Trust Mr. Stein to find a hero in the most unlikely suspect - always sincere but never too serious. I got the book from my ex wife and expected to hate it - found myself staying up two full nights to finish it. A wonderfully warm, funny and intelligent commentary on parenting, parents and finding meaning in our everyday struggles, large and small without avoiding the darker sides of life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I finished this book and hoped Mr. Stein would write a sequal. That's always a good sign. Seriously, this book was well-written, and it made you worry about the charcters, and what happened to them. Excellent, excellent story, everyone should read and enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much, I'm buying extra copies to give to friends. This is a complicated, wonderfully written, very human story that will stay with you long after you read the last page. A definite must-have for people who love to read. But don't rely on me¿buy it for yourself. You won't be disappointed.
Illona Berecz More than 1 year ago
very hard to put down. love this authors writing style.
SorryMyEnglish More than 1 year ago
I jumped into this book fresh off The Art of Racing in the Rain, as I'm sure many others have done. It's a great story with a lot of relationships that break and mend and break again. Although I found the main character, Evan, to be sufficiently likable, his character was not different enough from the main character of "Racing" for me to fully identify with him. This is a situation where the order the books are read affects one's appreciation of them, though it's the reverse of the order of publication. I also want to commend Garth Stein for tackling the difficult subject of epilepsy. I learned a lot about it and appreciated his in-depth treatment of the topic. Mr. Stein's mastery of suspense also deserves notice. Sometimes a character is on the verge of drastically changing something huge in his life, and that sense of tension is maintained for pages and pages, while you're urging him to take action and do the right thing for once. I definitely enjoyed it, and I look forward to reading more Garth Stein books in the future.
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One man life turns upside down. A son dropped on him that he was never allowed to see and a love lost. He finds that he can cope with a teenage boy and a new girl friend. A warm and well written story.
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