Friday, July 24, 2009
Title and Author of book: The Turnaround by George Pelecanos
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Genre: Adult literature
Where did I get the book: My public Library
Challenges that this fulfilled: none
Who recommended this book to me?: Kathy from Bermudaonion's Weblog.
Summarize the plot but don't give away the ending!
On a hot summer afternoon in 1972, three teenagers drove into an unfamiliar neighborhood and six lives were altered forever.
Thirty five years later, one survivor of that day reaches out to another, opening a door that could lead to salvation. But another survivor is now out of prison, looking for reparation in any form he can find it.
What did you like most about this book? I enjoyed the setting of the book which took place in the D.C. area. I also liked how the author took the time to develop the characters that played an integral part in the story.
What did you like least? There wasn't anything that I didn't like.
Have you read any other books by this author? This is my first Pelecanos book and it won't be my last!
What did you think of the main character? I felt that there were two main characters in this story one white and the other black. They had a chance encounter when they were young which changed both of their lives dramatically. I liked both of them by the end of the story and felt that they both tried to make amends for their mistakes and to live their lives with integrity.
What about the ending? Can I just say that sometimes it is very satisfying when someone gets what they deserve???? I liked the ending..(she laughs with a touch of devilish delight!!)