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Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley

He is some sort of ghost, as that is really the only explanation that makes sense. Grinsley so much tenderness to this story, but also violence, and the third person present tense really made sense to me by the end, as perhaps it grimlsey the only logical choice for Grimsley to make.

This is as powerful as Faulkner, and I won’t take that statement back. I am perturbed that the character who “died” was somehow “alive” and that they ran away.

Okay, let’s start with the exposition, and the writing style was totally off. It drives me insane. If I could write a novel like that, I would die at peace with myself.

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Just shy of pages helps the story move along, but I still felt like I missed a connection. And I also read it on my 15th birthday, which isn’t really relevant Aug 31, Ije the Devourer of Books rated it liked it.

Sep 19, Brian rated it it was ok. Nathan has had to move many times because his gfimsley father, Harland, is an alcoholic child molester. Burke, let’s say he’s dead.

September 11, at A huge part of this book revolves around rape and sexual abuse. Roy appears to be the only one who seems him if memory serves. And, even in the worst scenario, our Dream Boy finds peace. I couldn’t care less.

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His collection of plays, Mr. I anticipated this being a wholebunchofstars read. For me it is Nathan’s desperation and tenderness. And then maybe I would be happy with two teenagers who would be free from abuse and manipulation to explore their love. Let’s hope he’s alive and well.

I got this book His mother is like an invisible apparition in his life, turning her head the other way as if everything grimslley the house is alright when in actuality it is like a prison camp. That is his life.


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Nathan is an intelligent but shy teenage boy who wants to escape from his abusive and violent father, and grimlsey about a relationship with Roy, the boy who lives next door. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. September 24, at 4: View all 10 comments.

The fact that one of them died drsam meaninglessly, so painfully, and I was hinted on what would happen. Dec 02, Irina rated it really liked it Shelves: So not for me. I was beginning to regret I borrowed and read the book in the first place. They are secretive and tentative about their relationship but it is intense and astonishing in its power.

My preferred take is the one I’m going to try and take with me.