Let's No One Get Hurt

Let's No One Get Hurt

Huck Finn meets We the Animals in this dreamy yet urgent Southern Gothic tale Fifteen-year-old Pearl is squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, a disgraced college professor, and two other grown men, deep in the swamps of the American South. All four live on the fringe, scavenging what they can--catfish, lumber, scraps for their ailing dog. Despite the isolatio Huck Finn meets We the Animals in this dreamy yet urgent Southern Gothic tale Fifteen-year-old Pearl is squatting ...

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Title:Let's No One Get Hurt
Author:Jon Pineda
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0374185247
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Let's No One Get Hurt Reviews

  • Nicholas Montemarano
    Nov 10, 2017

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

  • Karlan
    May 08, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    Sep 04, 2017

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

  • Angela Schroder
    Apr 04, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

    This is about the underclass or other class as some have termed it. Pearl is a terrific character, her father not so much. Living in an abandoned boathouse with three men is not a recipe for a positive existence for a 15 year old girl but things only get worse when she meets Mason, who...

    Enjoyed this book! Beautiful, heartfelt language and a strong, well-described protagonist. However, I did feel that the book was trying to hard toward the end, pretentious at times. An example was the ever-shortening chapters; at one point, I was like, just combine a few already since ...

    This book lives up to its title. It?s an interesting read with its evocative and poetic proses.Though it was a bit slow at times but still it maintains to capture the readers attention. This book is a sad reality of America South . It?s sad , dark and at times depressing. But total...

    A girl's coming of age story written from a man's perspective. There are no women in her life and she is always at the mercy of the males around her and has to be rescued. It tries to be poetic but the story falls flat. ...

    I love poetry, I love the atmospheric south, I love a simplistic prose however ...

    So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.??? So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.???...

    Hardcover. ...

    Read my full review by following the link below: https://lifebooksandcc.blogspot.com/2... ...

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  • Melissa
    Apr 28, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

  • Vivek Tejuja
    Mar 19, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

  • Mark
    Jan 22, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

    This is about the underclass or other class as some have termed it. Pearl is a terrific character, her father not so much. Living in an abandoned boathouse with three men is not a recipe for a positive existence for a 15 year old girl but things only get worse when she meets Mason, who...

    Enjoyed this book! Beautiful, heartfelt language and a strong, well-described protagonist. However, I did feel that the book was trying to hard toward the end, pretentious at times. An example was the ever-shortening chapters; at one point, I was like, just combine a few already since ...

    This book lives up to its title. It?s an interesting read with its evocative and poetic proses.Though it was a bit slow at times but still it maintains to capture the readers attention. This book is a sad reality of America South . It?s sad , dark and at times depressing. But total...

    A girl's coming of age story written from a man's perspective. There are no women in her life and she is always at the mercy of the males around her and has to be rescued. It tries to be poetic but the story falls flat. ...

    I love poetry, I love the atmospheric south, I love a simplistic prose however ...

    So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.??? So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.???...

    Hardcover. ...

    Read my full review by following the link below: https://lifebooksandcc.blogspot.com/2... ...

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  • Barbara VanDenburgh
    Mar 24, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

  • Cathi
    Apr 08, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

    This is about the underclass or other class as some have termed it. Pearl is a terrific character, her father not so much. Living in an abandoned boathouse with three men is not a recipe for a positive existence for a 15 year old girl but things only get worse when she meets Mason, who...

    Enjoyed this book! Beautiful, heartfelt language and a strong, well-described protagonist. However, I did feel that the book was trying to hard toward the end, pretentious at times. An example was the ever-shortening chapters; at one point, I was like, just combine a few already since ...

    This book lives up to its title. It?s an interesting read with its evocative and poetic proses.Though it was a bit slow at times but still it maintains to capture the readers attention. This book is a sad reality of America South . It?s sad , dark and at times depressing. But total...

    A girl's coming of age story written from a man's perspective. There are no women in her life and she is always at the mercy of the males around her and has to be rescued. It tries to be poetic but the story falls flat. ...

  • Karen
    May 03, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

    This is about the underclass or other class as some have termed it. Pearl is a terrific character, her father not so much. Living in an abandoned boathouse with three men is not a recipe for a positive existence for a 15 year old girl but things only get worse when she meets Mason, who...

    Enjoyed this book! Beautiful, heartfelt language and a strong, well-described protagonist. However, I did feel that the book was trying to hard toward the end, pretentious at times. An example was the ever-shortening chapters; at one point, I was like, just combine a few already since ...

    This book lives up to its title. It?s an interesting read with its evocative and poetic proses.Though it was a bit slow at times but still it maintains to capture the readers attention. This book is a sad reality of America South . It?s sad , dark and at times depressing. But total...

    A girl's coming of age story written from a man's perspective. There are no women in her life and she is always at the mercy of the males around her and has to be rescued. It tries to be poetic but the story falls flat. ...

    I love poetry, I love the atmospheric south, I love a simplistic prose however ...

    So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.??? So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.???...

    Hardcover. ...

    Read my full review by following the link below: https://lifebooksandcc.blogspot.com/2... ...

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  • ABCme
    Feb 12, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

  • Christie Grotheim
    May 03, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

    This is about the underclass or other class as some have termed it. Pearl is a terrific character, her father not so much. Living in an abandoned boathouse with three men is not a recipe for a positive existence for a 15 year old girl but things only get worse when she meets Mason, who...

    Enjoyed this book! Beautiful, heartfelt language and a strong, well-described protagonist. However, I did feel that the book was trying to hard toward the end, pretentious at times. An example was the ever-shortening chapters; at one point, I was like, just combine a few already since ...

  • Kathleen Gray
    Mar 06, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

    This is about the underclass or other class as some have termed it. Pearl is a terrific character, her father not so much. Living in an abandoned boathouse with three men is not a recipe for a positive existence for a 15 year old girl but things only get worse when she meets Mason, who...

  • Reilly
    Mar 26, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

  • Mark
    May 04, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

    This is about the underclass or other class as some have termed it. Pearl is a terrific character, her father not so much. Living in an abandoned boathouse with three men is not a recipe for a positive existence for a 15 year old girl but things only get worse when she meets Mason, who...

    Enjoyed this book! Beautiful, heartfelt language and a strong, well-described protagonist. However, I did feel that the book was trying to hard toward the end, pretentious at times. An example was the ever-shortening chapters; at one point, I was like, just combine a few already since ...

    This book lives up to its title. It?s an interesting read with its evocative and poetic proses.Though it was a bit slow at times but still it maintains to capture the readers attention. This book is a sad reality of America South . It?s sad , dark and at times depressing. But total...

    A girl's coming of age story written from a man's perspective. There are no women in her life and she is always at the mercy of the males around her and has to be rescued. It tries to be poetic but the story falls flat. ...

    I love poetry, I love the atmospheric south, I love a simplistic prose however ...

    So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.??? So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.???...

    Hardcover. ...

  • Jodell
    Apr 09, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

  • MichellemyBelle
    Jul 09, 2017

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

  • Dave
    Feb 22, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

  • Kelsi H
    May 01, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

    This is about the underclass or other class as some have termed it. Pearl is a terrific character, her father not so much. Living in an abandoned boathouse with three men is not a recipe for a positive existence for a 15 year old girl but things only get worse when she meets Mason, who...

    Enjoyed this book! Beautiful, heartfelt language and a strong, well-described protagonist. However, I did feel that the book was trying to hard toward the end, pretentious at times. An example was the ever-shortening chapters; at one point, I was like, just combine a few already since ...

    This book lives up to its title. It?s an interesting read with its evocative and poetic proses.Though it was a bit slow at times but still it maintains to capture the readers attention. This book is a sad reality of America South . It?s sad , dark and at times depressing. But total...

    A girl's coming of age story written from a man's perspective. There are no women in her life and she is always at the mercy of the males around her and has to be rescued. It tries to be poetic but the story falls flat. ...

    I love poetry, I love the atmospheric south, I love a simplistic prose however ...

    So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.??? So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.???...

    Hardcover. ...

    Read my full review by following the link below: https://lifebooksandcc.blogspot.com/2... ...

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  • Liz
    Mar 09, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

  • Elizabeth Dwyer
    Mar 22, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

    This is about the underclass or other class as some have termed it. Pearl is a terrific character, her father not so much. Living in an abandoned boathouse with three men is not a recipe for a positive existence for a 15 year old girl but things only get worse when she meets Mason, who...

    Enjoyed this book! Beautiful, heartfelt language and a strong, well-described protagonist. However, I did feel that the book was trying to hard toward the end, pretentious at times. An example was the ever-shortening chapters; at one point, I was like, just combine a few already since ...

    This book lives up to its title. It?s an interesting read with its evocative and poetic proses.Though it was a bit slow at times but still it maintains to capture the readers attention. This book is a sad reality of America South . It?s sad , dark and at times depressing. But total...

    A girl's coming of age story written from a man's perspective. There are no women in her life and she is always at the mercy of the males around her and has to be rescued. It tries to be poetic but the story falls flat. ...

    I love poetry, I love the atmospheric south, I love a simplistic prose however ...

    So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.??? So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.???...

    Hardcover. ...

    Read my full review by following the link below: https://lifebooksandcc.blogspot.com/2... ...

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  • Gisele Firmino
    Nov 29, 2017

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

  • Kirsty
    Apr 03, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

  • S
    Jan 30, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

    This is about the underclass or other class as some have termed it. Pearl is a terrific character, her father not so much. Living in an abandoned boathouse with three men is not a recipe for a positive existence for a 15 year old girl but things only get worse when she meets Mason, who...

    Enjoyed this book! Beautiful, heartfelt language and a strong, well-described protagonist. However, I did feel that the book was trying to hard toward the end, pretentious at times. An example was the ever-shortening chapters; at one point, I was like, just combine a few already since ...

    This book lives up to its title. It?s an interesting read with its evocative and poetic proses.Though it was a bit slow at times but still it maintains to capture the readers attention. This book is a sad reality of America South . It?s sad , dark and at times depressing. But total...

  • Eve Barden
    May 02, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

  • Tyler Olmsted
    Mar 06, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

  • Jordan JS
    Apr 25, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

    This is about the underclass or other class as some have termed it. Pearl is a terrific character, her father not so much. Living in an abandoned boathouse with three men is not a recipe for a positive existence for a 15 year old girl but things only get worse when she meets Mason, who...

    Enjoyed this book! Beautiful, heartfelt language and a strong, well-described protagonist. However, I did feel that the book was trying to hard toward the end, pretentious at times. An example was the ever-shortening chapters; at one point, I was like, just combine a few already since ...

    This book lives up to its title. It?s an interesting read with its evocative and poetic proses.Though it was a bit slow at times but still it maintains to capture the readers attention. This book is a sad reality of America South . It?s sad , dark and at times depressing. But total...

    A girl's coming of age story written from a man's perspective. There are no women in her life and she is always at the mercy of the males around her and has to be rescued. It tries to be poetic but the story falls flat. ...

    I love poetry, I love the atmospheric south, I love a simplistic prose however ...

    So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.??? So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.???...

    Hardcover. ...

    Read my full review by following the link below: https://lifebooksandcc.blogspot.com/2... ...

    ...

  • Sum
    Dec 24, 2017

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

    This is about the underclass or other class as some have termed it. Pearl is a terrific character, her father not so much. Living in an abandoned boathouse with three men is not a recipe for a positive existence for a 15 year old girl but things only get worse when she meets Mason, who...

    Enjoyed this book! Beautiful, heartfelt language and a strong, well-described protagonist. However, I did feel that the book was trying to hard toward the end, pretentious at times. An example was the ever-shortening chapters; at one point, I was like, just combine a few already since ...

    This book lives up to its title. It?s an interesting read with its evocative and poetic proses.Though it was a bit slow at times but still it maintains to capture the readers attention. This book is a sad reality of America South . It?s sad , dark and at times depressing. But total...

    A girl's coming of age story written from a man's perspective. There are no women in her life and she is always at the mercy of the males around her and has to be rescued. It tries to be poetic but the story falls flat. ...

    I love poetry, I love the atmospheric south, I love a simplistic prose however ...

    So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.??? So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.???...

  • Casey
    Nov 25, 2017

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

    This is about the underclass or other class as some have termed it. Pearl is a terrific character, her father not so much. Living in an abandoned boathouse with three men is not a recipe for a positive existence for a 15 year old girl but things only get worse when she meets Mason, who...

    Enjoyed this book! Beautiful, heartfelt language and a strong, well-described protagonist. However, I did feel that the book was trying to hard toward the end, pretentious at times. An example was the ever-shortening chapters; at one point, I was like, just combine a few already since ...

    This book lives up to its title. It?s an interesting read with its evocative and poetic proses.Though it was a bit slow at times but still it maintains to capture the readers attention. This book is a sad reality of America South . It?s sad , dark and at times depressing. But total...

    A girl's coming of age story written from a man's perspective. There are no women in her life and she is always at the mercy of the males around her and has to be rescued. It tries to be poetic but the story falls flat. ...

    I love poetry, I love the atmospheric south, I love a simplistic prose however ...

    So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.??? So excited to receive this book and will be updating my review after reading. I will also recommend this to my friends and cousins.???...

    Hardcover. ...

    Read my full review by following the link below: https://lifebooksandcc.blogspot.com/2... ...

  • ILUVREADING
    May 04, 2018

    ***ARC provided by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.*** Told in an almost poetic prose. A modern picaresque novel divided in seemingly fragmented chapters, about a young girl living in the swamps of the deep south, with nothing to call her own but her unta...

    This is a gem of a novel that reads as if it emerged fully formed from a poetic dreamscape inside Jon Pineda's heart. The language is precise and surprising, the sentences tight tight tight. Fragmented moments accumulate into an unforgettable portrait of a place and of characters seldo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'For the last few years I?ve had no choice but to become someone else.' This is a strange book, but then fifteen-year-old Pearl is living no ordinary life. Squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, who we learn was on...

    Pearl is a teenager desperately trying to come of age in the midst of her own chaotic world. She lives with her father and two fellow squatters in an abandoned shack within a land development space. Their southern ways of life are harsh, impoverished, and wild, but they are a tight-kni...

    Sometimes I really wish some books did not have to be this violent ? physically, emotionally or mentally. But I also think sometimes we need to show that violence for what the world is and art does imitate life after all. ?Let?s No One Get Hurt? is so redemptive and yet somehow...

    Pearl is a 15 year old girl in the deep South that is squatting with her father, a former college professor and now perpetual drunk, Dox and Fritters. She is a wild child living in a wild world surrounded by "flies" Main Boy being the most talked about. He and his friends get into all ...

    Thank you Netgalley and FSG for the ARC. Pearl's a wild one living in a boathouse with her fellow squatters. This book is one long chapter broken down in easy readable soundbites. Pearl's observations of life around her, the haves and have-nots. This is poetry in motion, a strong st...

    By far, one of the most beautiful and moving novels I've read in a very long time. Pearl is resilient yet vulnerable. Her voice is captivating. The language and landscape are precise yet dreamy. This book deserves a wide audience, and I truly hope it gets one! ...

    Jon Pineda's Let's No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set in the Deep South of the USA. It sounded right up my street, and I was eager to give it a go. Pineda has structured his work with a series of short fragments and vignettes, all of which build to create the full story. The ...

    I have never felt more despondent for Pearl, Marianne Moore and I don't know what to say. I don't know how to rate this book. I can only say it took a lot out of me and I'm still thinking about it. ...

    Full and complex characters pull the reader into this atypical coming of age story. I always felt like I was right alongside Pearl as she found her way through a pretty tough life?scenes are realistic and vivid. From a sentence level, it was apparent that I was reading a book wri...

    This novel is absolutely gorgeous. A friend read it in one sitting on a plane ride and then passed it on to me--I read it in 3-4 hours. I don't think I even put it down to go to the bathroom, it had that much of a hold on me. It was totally immersive & arresting: what I could relat...

    This book is clearly the work of a poet. Each page, sentence, word is trim and precise. Jon Pineda has crafted some indelible imagery in his cruel corner of the South ? a fading old dog named Marianne Moore, a monstrous skinned fish that still swims in the depths of a murky river lik...

    I won this book in a giveaway by FSG Books. This Southern Gothic tale is lyrical and engrossing, harrowing and ultimately empowering in the end. Pineda weaves a story of simple romantic existence of fishing, foraging and playing music at the edge of society; it is also a story of negl...

    https://cavebookreviews.blogspot.com/ Jon Pineda's new novel is a lyrical story about issues that are anything but poetic. Pearl lives with her father and another father and son, Dox and Fritter, on a boathouse somewhere in the south. They have nothing material to offer comfort, bar...

    The teenage narrator grows up without her mother living with her father and two of his friends in a shack by the river in the deep south. They fish, gather wild edibles and busk occasionally for money to buy rice and liquor. The father was a college professor who was let go when she w...

    This is about the underclass or other class as some have termed it. Pearl is a terrific character, her father not so much. Living in an abandoned boathouse with three men is not a recipe for a positive existence for a 15 year old girl but things only get worse when she meets Mason, who...

    Enjoyed this book! Beautiful, heartfelt language and a strong, well-described protagonist. However, I did feel that the book was trying to hard toward the end, pretentious at times. An example was the ever-shortening chapters; at one point, I was like, just combine a few already since ...

    This book lives up to its title. It?s an interesting read with its evocative and poetic proses.Though it was a bit slow at times but still it maintains to capture the readers attention. This book is a sad reality of America South . It?s sad , dark and at times depressing. But total...

    A girl's coming of age story written from a man's perspective. There are no women in her life and she is always at the mercy of the males around her and has to be rescued. It tries to be poetic but the story falls flat. ...

    I love poetry, I love the atmospheric south, I love a simplistic prose however ...