Brock Cole

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Verk av Brock Cole

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The Money We'll Save (2011) 94 exemplar
The Giant's Toe (1986) 51 exemplar
The Winter Wren (1656) 44 exemplar
The King at the Door (1979) 44 exemplar
No More Baths (1980) 44 exemplar
Larky Mavis (2001) 40 exemplar
Alpha and the Dirty Baby (1991) 34 exemplar
Nothing but a Pig (1981) 28 exemplar
Fair Monaco (2004) 26 exemplar
Niemand soll uns finden (1989) 1 exemplar
Giant's Toe, the 1 exemplar

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YA - Summer camp run aways/ first love i Name that Book (mars 2014)


I was prepared for another depressing book about teenagers suffering, and I was pleasantly surprised that this book was different. It was still a formulaic story about two kids at a summer camp who are bullied, but the compelling writing and shifting of perspective from kid world to adult world were so great that it was way better than just a typical bullying story. Goats perfectly captures the world of kids that exists below adults' radar, and how hard it can be for kids to prevail over the combination of power-trips and clueless-ness in adults who have control over them. Kids who don't even know each other, with hardly any money or food are better able to care for each other than the adults in their lives.

Goats takes place in the eighties, and some of the parts where white kids and black kids are hanging out are weird - the author makes a point of declaring which kids are white and which are black in a way that is pretty awkward. I flinched at the stereotyping of all the kids at times. However, the awesomeness of the characters came through and the suspense of the story was great.
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kamlibrarian | 13 andra recensioner | Dec 23, 2022 |
jose luis alzati!
lulaa | 13 andra recensioner | Jul 26, 2022 |
What was the point of this book? Kids book...no big finish......no moral. What was the point?! Ok, that wasn't a fair assessment. The writing was actually pretty good...lots of build up and suspense. But someone forgot to tell the author that the book had to come to an end...and when she figured that out, she just kind of did a "oh, then everything was all right..." No explanation, no moral, no clean up. What a waste!
ShanLand | 13 andra recensioner | Feb 28, 2022 |
While I can see where this book gets its praise from Im only giving it two stars because its not something I actually enjoyed reading. The protagonist has an interesting way of thinking and is very much a survivor and a memorable person, but actually reading this book just made me feel kinda gross. Whatever I was supposed to "get" out of this book, I didnt.
mutantpudding | 3 andra recensioner | Dec 26, 2021 |



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