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Labor Day

Maynard, Joyce (eBook - 2009 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Relates a story of love, sexual passion, painful adolescence, and devastating betrayal as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy--and the man he later becomes--looking back on the events of a single long, hot, and life-altering weekend.
Authors: Maynard, Joyce, 1953-
Title: Labor Day
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Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins ebooks, 2009.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Notes: Title from eBook information screen.
Summary: Relates a story of love, sexual passion, painful adolescence, and devastating betrayal as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy--and the man he later becomes--looking back on the events of a single long, hot, and life-altering weekend.
Local Note: 23
Alternate Title: Labor Day (eBook)
ISBN: 9780061957659
0061957658
Statement of Responsibility: Joyce Maynard
Subject Headings: Teenage boys New Hampshire Fiction. Mothers and sons Fiction. Life change events Fiction. Fugitives from justice Fiction. Betrayal Fiction. New Hampshire Fiction.
Genre/Form: Bildungsromans.
Topical Term: Teenage boys
Mothers and sons
Life change events
Fugitives from justice
Betrayal
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I really liked this book much more than I thought I would. I really related to the mum's faults and unapologetic attitude and I think Kate Winset was a very good choice to pay her in the movie.

Jul 20, 2014
  • kmlangton rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was much better than I anticipated - I only read it because it was my book club's choice this summer. The characters' decisions and the resulting consequences stayed with me for days.

Jun 27, 2014
  • jfd5 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

enjoyed this read. Felt for all of the characters. Will watch the movie now and see how it goes.

Jun 22, 2014
  • PJD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very emotional!

Jun 07, 2014
  • atfrancis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Make sure you have a few hours of uninterrupted time when you start reading this book. You won't want to put it down.

I'm currently reading this and am really enjoying it!

Apr 20, 2014
  • katelh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book. Beautifully written. Likable characters. I thought the relationship developing between Adele and Frank was lovely. It's one of those books that you know isn't going to end well... but I actually really liked the ending. A great read.

Nice story, easy read. Midway through the book Frank teaches Henry to make a peach pie - it made me actually want to try to make the pie crust too. A wonderful narrative description of how to make a peach pie, mmmm mmmmm.

Feb 24, 2014
  • AlizontheAmazon rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After seeing the movie I wanted to read the book. The movie did a really good job of portraying the book. I liked the book more just because it provided more backstory that the movie couldn't have done.

In both the book and the movie I thought the romance between Adele and Frank was a little rushed and unexplained, but it is portrayed as it is seen through the eyes of Henry so I guess that's understandable.

I would actually say that this is more like a YA coming of age book than an adult romance type novel. If you're looking for a romance book I wouldn't necessarily recommend this one.

Jan 17, 2014
  • dontbugmeimreading rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

loved this one and will go looking for more by her.

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