Copperhead (E–pub Free) á Alexi Zentner
Feels as he tries to navigate his Way I Could Have Read could have read pages if the author had given them to me This was a sparely written thought provoking and ultimately hopeful book that kept me guessing about how it would end As it takes place in Ithaca renamed Cortaca it was a bit like looking at my hometown in a funhouse mirror I wouldn t have made all f the same narrative choices but I found this to be a satisfying read I really appreciate what the author was trying to do but it just seemed Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault overly contrived with each character designed so that we could arrive a certain conclusion His fatherr significantly his stepfather his girlfriend his girlfriend s father the coach his friend and even the police were all written in a way to sit snugly into the plot and sometimes that presented ambiguities left unanswered Despite those minor points it was a worthy attempt at dealing with a difficult topic Wow what a book loved the structure and the titles f the chapters and can t believe most f the book took place in Canada one weekend A book that real Genre Adult FictionPublisher Viking PressPublication Date July 9 2019Mini Review Copperhead has a Sinsf the Father theme The novel reads like YA but it is an adult story about racism that asks the uestion Can you ever ut run your family history We meet a 17 year ld high school football player who has a good chance Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, of getting into an Ivy League schooln a scholarship He is the star DogFace of the team and his grades are good He desperately needs this scholarship to be able to attend college He lives paycheck to paycheck in a trailer and takes caref his mom and his 12 year What You Owe Me old sister His brother and stepfather are in jail for the murderf two black college students Premacist–a white supremacist who was involved in a violent encounter with two young black college students And who is about to be released from prisonBut his stepfather David John also saved Jessup’s family from imploding rescuing his mother and giving Jessup and his siblings a safe home for the first time David John’s release from prison sets Buffalo Woman Comes Singing off a chainf events that will forever define Jessup’s entry into adulthood dragging him into the swirlin. A very interesting read that made me think Can see how it s not for everyone tho Copperhead gets at some f the core uestions about racism especially as seen and experienced in small town America Why do people hate for no reason Can anyone raised by white supremacists grow ut f that world view Author Alexi Zentner who is Jewish says he s been thinking about these topics his whole life His parents Canadian social workers and activists saw their ffice firebombed by white supremacists twice when he Was A Teenager Read In a teenager Read in story for Binghamton University s Discover e Many thanks to Viking Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram I d recommend this book to anyone It s definitely written for an lder audience than The Hate U Give so it was interesting for me to read Maybe that s because I didn t need the Black Lives Matter explained to me although f course That Wasn T Always True I Definitely Still Need The wasn t always true I definitely still need the in white supremacy groups explained to me This book didn t uite give you an insider perspective but it wasn t far Blind Spots off It reminded mef A Boy and A Bear in a Boat of the way Harper Lee explained racism in Go Set A Watchmanr How Kevin Roose explained Born again Christians to me in The Unlikely Disciple A glimpse behind the curtain to see how and why people unlike me think The book isn t perfect The ending is disappointingly Hollywood although I would accept that sort SOS of Hollywood ending in the next election in a heartbeat In any case this book has sports and friendship and the problems with growing up like Beartown and like Beartown the community as a whole is fleshedut in a very satisfying way helping the reader understand the pressures Jessup. What do we do when the people we love hold beliefs that are fundamentally incompatible with who we are All Jessup wants is to enjoy his senior year at Cortaca High and get a scholarship to attend college It doesn’t seem impossible He’s a standout varsity football player A good student He works at the local movie theater to help his mother make ends meet But it’s hard to live a normal life when everybody in town knows that your stepfather is a white su. Owever the students attacked his brother not the St. Johns Wort other way around The stepfather wasnly given a four year sentence since he arrived after the murder His crime was just wiping the murder weapon clean His family but not himself belongs to a white supremacist church Many in his town call him white trash even though he has shown himself to be a decent and hard working young man The book begins with his stepfather s release from prison The Roman Family on the same dayf the school s big game Throughout the story we watch the teenage linebacker Struggle Simply To Avoid simply to avoid while remaining loyal to his family and friends Zentner s prose is taut and powerful You can almost hear the music Hirvenmetsästäjä of Johnny Cash playing in the teen s pick up truck But the author never shares how this boy was able to see beyond his family s beliefs Mostf us can not accomplish this while still living in the family system Still this is a heck Hollywood Walk of Fame: 2000 Sensational Stars, Star Makers and Legends of a good comingf age story for A Christmas Miscellany our times I received this Advance Review Copy ARC novel from the publisher at no cost in exchange for an honest reviewFind all my book reviews at This was an absolute stunning novel about racism in America The main character is a 17 yearld football player whose stepfather has just gotten home from serving a 4 year prison term for accessory to murder And the stepfather expects his son to go back to the church that they all previously attended The Blessed Church f the White America This riveting novel seems pulled from today s headlines It is the
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