Kindness for Weakness
“In the spirit of [Walter Dean Myers’s] Monster meeting The Catcher in the Rye, Goodman’s masterful story will remain with the reader long after the last page, echoing the raw truth that perhaps a real man is one who is both brave and scared.” —Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of GrayIn an... show more
“In the spirit of [Walter Dean Myers’s] Monster meeting The Catcher in the Rye, Goodman’s masterful story will remain with the reader long after the last page, echoing the raw truth that perhaps a real man is one who is both brave and scared.” —Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of GrayIn an environment where kindness equals weakness, how do those who care survive?Shawn Goodman will capture your heart with this gritty, honest, and moving story about a boy struggling to learn about friendship, brotherhood, and manhood in a society where violence is the answer to every problem.
Publish date: May 14th 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Young Adult Contemporary
dnf @ 48%i wanted to like this book a lot, i really, really did but for some reason, i was just bored as hell. maybe it's because i've been reading too many adult books for the mindset of a fifteen year-old boy with no life experience whatsoever to do much more than irritate/bore me, but everything ...
Turn your cheek. Yes, we have all heard the saying but who can actually do that when the chips are down. I thought of this saying a lot when I read this book as fifteen-year old James tries to do that many times but it’s ole’ so hard. James lives with his mother and his stepfather, I guess you cal...
I was really rooting for this one. I loved the beginning, it's very strong and exciting. It starts with a flashback and then we learn about where it sort of began.But after awhile, James's story starts to get boring and at many times, he feels like a brick wall, only relying on books and other peopl...
Initial reaction: Probably somewhere between 4 and 4.5 stars. I'm not sure, I don't think I've quite recovered from the ending and how the book really took a dark turn after some time, though it was dark to begin with in this story of a boy who was caught in a very tough lifestyle, made terrible ch...