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by Ivy Pochoda
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Burgoo rated it 6 years ago
Quite disappointing given the hype. http://fedpeaches.blogspot.com/2014/03/mumble-mumble-red-hook-mumble-mumble.html
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Jennifer Lane Books rated it 6 years ago
I Don't Want to Visit This StreetThis was a book club read that never grabbed me emotionally, which made it difficult for me to finish. But I did want to see the resolution of the mystery, so I plodded through.Valerie is a fifteen-year-old who lives in Red Hook -- an impoverished harbor town within ...
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52 Book Minimum rated it 7 years ago
3.5 StarsJune and Val are 15 year olds spending yet another boring summer in Red Hook, Brooklyn. On one hot night they decide to go for a float on a raft in the East River. Val ends up washed ashore, but June remains missing.Word to the wise – don’t attempt to read this if you’re going to be subje...
willemite rated it 7 years ago
UPDATED - 7/22/13 - added a link to today's NY times reviewIf Ivy Pochoda never writes another book, this one would be enough to keep her name on the lips of readers for decades to come. On a hot July night in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood, (named, BTW, for the color of its soil and an erstwhile ...
2manybooks2read rated it 51 years ago
eh...maybe it was the big DENNIS LEHANE written all over the cover and mentioned in reviews and highlights...but i just wasn't overly impressed with Visitation Street; it felt like a New York Mystic River. I do think Pochoda does a good job of creating a sense of place...you could feel the claustrop...
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