The Serpent King
Dillard Early, Jr., Travis Bohannon and Lydia Blankenship are three friends from different walks of life who have one thing in common: none of them seem to fit the mold in rural Tennessee's Forrestville High. Dill has always been branded as an outsider due to his family heritage as snake handlers... show more
Dillard Early, Jr., Travis Bohannon and Lydia Blankenship are three friends from different walks of life who have one thing in common: none of them seem to fit the mold in rural Tennessee's Forrestville High. Dill has always been branded as an outsider due to his family heritage as snake handlers and poison drinkers, an essential part of their Pentecostal faith. But after
Publisher: Tundra Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
This book is the November selection of my library's "Forever YA" book club. I had never heard of this book or Jeff Zentner, and I would probably not have stumbled across this book if it hadn't been a club selection. Now I'm an instant fan of Zentner's.Lydia, Dill, and Travis are outcasts at their Fo...
In his bio, Zentner states that he “wanted to write about young people who struggle to lead lives of dignity and find beauty in a forgotten unglamorous place.” And wow, did he succeed. I fell hard and fast for this story and think it should be on everyone’s radar. The Serpent King unfolds through ...
This is a good read for teens, but I enjoyed it as an adult and recommend it for both age groups. It deals with a lot of real life issues—being poor; being one of those kids wrapped up in a fantasy book or series that makes you look weird to the popular crowd; having parents that don't protect you l...
Jeff Zentners Weg zur Literatur war – zumindest meiner Meinung nach – etwas unkonventionell. Als er zu schreiben begann, hatte er sich seinen Berufswunsch nämlich bereits erfüllt: er ist Musiker. Als Gitarrist veröffentlichte er fünf Alben und arbeitete unter anderem mit Iggy Pop. Darüber hinaus ist...
Honestly, I didn't plan on writing this review. My feeling and thoughts for this book are all over the place. I have to admit that I probably wouldn't have picked this book up on my own based on the description. I've lost interest in contemporary books (especially YA) that aren't mysteries, thrill...
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