Monday, September 21, 2009


Whirligig Whirligig by Paul Fleischman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I have just finished reading two books that deal with death and teens, and both books were wonderful. The first one, Whrligig, by Paul Fleischman was a short novel about Brent, who has gotten very drunk at a party, then is humiliated by a girl he thought he liked. He drives away recklessly, and decides to kill himself by crashing into the highway divider. When the accident is cleared, he has taken the life of an 18-year-old girl. Brent has to learn how to go on living with this terrible guilt, and on his journey makes some remarkable discoveries about life.

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1 comment:

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I liked this, too. A comparable book on guilt that was written by a NJ author is Swallowing Stones (by Joyce McDonald).