Friday, October 23, 2009

Review: Black Swan Green

Black Swan Green
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a very vivid snapshot of a year in a 13 year old's life. Reading this really did bring back what it felt like to be in middle school - all of the fears, emotional highs and lows, thought patterns, relationships with siblings, petty concerns (that seem enormous!), etc. I feel very attached to Jason Taylor and was very sorry to say goodbye to him as I finished this novel today.

David Mitchell has done a wonderful job; the writing is superb and utterly engaging. I would highly recommend this lovely coming of age story.

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