Ten Thousand Saints

Ten Thousand Saints

by Eleanor Henderson
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Ten Thousand Saints 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading this book, I didn't think I would get through it because I didn't relate to the types of kids the story focussed on. I was never into weed. Had never heard of Straightedge. The whole lifestyle was foreign to me. That said--if you are someone like me, I highly suggest you persist with the story. I was amazed how I came to relate to so many of the characters, actually care about them. This was a well written story and so far from the "same old thing." I will look for more from this writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first 100 pages were just a little too bland for me to get into. I usually stop reading a book, by page 75, if it can't catch my attention. I don't know if this is because I came out of the punk scene and had experiences that I could compare this book to. My husband was one of the people in the acknowledgement section, so he really wanted me to see what I thought of this (I also read about a book a day, so it made sense.) I just had a real heard time trying to relate to the characters or to even understand where the story line was going. The book eventually picks up, but I felt like I was just trying to get through it, since I had time already invested into it. I wish the author much luck with future projects! And I do mean it, it is not sarcastic in any way...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is eloquently written about loss and redemption in the lives of misfit, young adults who desperately want to find their place in society. The author hits on several issues- drug abuse, teen pregnancy, AIDS, and homosexuality.
iPodReader More than 1 year ago
A lot of people come of age in this novel, not just the teenagers at the center of the story. I enjoyed reading about worlds I did not know-- I don't even know if the names of these hard edge music groups were real-- but I felt as though I could smell and hear the environments. The characters were fully drawn and sympathetic, even when they were irritating (like your own teenagers). I love these NookBook Daily Finds and Free Fridays-- I end up reading a lot of books I would not have otherwise discovered.
MsBuzz More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book; however character building gets a little old. Could have been a little shorter. Not too sure about the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with others that this book had a slow start, but it does pick up and the characters become very engaging. Growing up in Burlington, VT, it was fun to read about the area. I reccomend this book. It is very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have only read the sample. i am 55 and can very much relate to the times. i am looking forward to a new experience.
AnthonyNY More than 1 year ago
Great book, i was a little miffed at the ending otherwise it would have received five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You really feel for each character in this book. <3
vtgurl More than 1 year ago
This author is highly talented. It is wonderful to read a book you don't want to put down.
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This book is good. I liked the characters, found myself rooting for Jude and love the realism of the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for the movie to come out next year with Asa Butterfield!
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NKReinert More than 1 year ago
Exceptional: a literary novel that doesn't try to reinvent the genre, just tells, in a beautiful narrative, a story from start to finish. And what an amazing, unexpected, surprising story, infused with details about a scene I've never understood and set, in part, against a New York City I've never seen. Brilliant, I loved it, I want more. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really excited to read this book after reading the description in the nook store. However, I was extremely disgusted by the amount of drug use and after the first chapter I lost the desire to continue. I do see that it has the makings of a good story, but it was not at all working for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written,lots of drama
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy reader but slow at some points
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bit of a spoiler -- I'm glad that this book did have a happy ending because it was a bit of work to get through. I finished it, so that says something. Like some of the other reviewers, I think my problem was that I just couldn't relate to the teens in the book. And they immediately killed my favorite character. I would rather give this book a 3 out of 6, but will err in it's favor and give it a 3. I'm not sure I would recommend it to any of my friends.
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Read the editorial reviews if you are interested in good literature.