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Setting free the kites, Alex George

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Setting free the kites
Title
Setting free the kites
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Alex George
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of the "lyrical and compelling" (USA Today) novel A Good American comes a powerful story of two friends and the unintended consequences of friendship, loss, and hope. For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably predictable. But in 1976, on his first day of eighth grade, he meets Nathan Tilly, who changes everything. Nathan is confident, fearless, impetuous--and fascinated by kites and flying. Robert and Nathan's budding friendship is forged in the crucible of two family tragedies, and as the boys struggle to come to terms with loss, they take summer jobs at the local rundown amusement park. It's there that Nathan's boundless capacity for optimism threatens to overwhelm them both, and where they learn some harsh truths about family, desire, and revenge. Unforgettable and heart-breaking, Setting Free the Kites is a poignant and moving exploration of the pain, joy, and glories of young friendship"--
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Title
Setting free the kites
Creator
Summary
Robert stands watching the demolition of the old paper mill that stood in the center of town and served as a constant reminder of his friend, Nathan. The reader is transported from present day to 1970s Maine, where Robbie finds his friendship with Nathan a literal escape from the bullying at school, and a figurative way of coping with his brother’s struggle with muscular dystrophy. The portrayal of family dynamics in the wake of tragedy is reminiscent of Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng but with an anchoring of boyhood friendship in this coming of age tale. -- Emma DeLooze-Klein for LibraryReads
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Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545217
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6107.E53
LC item number
S48 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Alex George
Setting free the kites, Alex George

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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