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Labor Day

Maynard, Joyce (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"As the end of summer approaches and a long, hot Labor Day weekend looms, the life of lonely thirteen-year-old Henry Wheeler is irrevocably changed when he and his emotionally fragile mother show kindness to a stranger with a terrible secret."--Back cover.
Authors: Maynard, Joyce, 1953-
Title: Labor Day
Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow,, 2013.
Edition: First William Morrow Paperback edition.
Characteristics: 244, 30 pages ;,21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes reading group guide.
Summary: "As the end of summer approaches and a long, hot Labor Day weekend looms, the life of lonely thirteen-year-old Henry Wheeler is irrevocably changed when he and his emotionally fragile mother show kindness to a stranger with a terrible secret."--Back cover.
Local Note: 29 53 60 61 71 73 74 76 97 102 112 118 138 148 149 151 152 167 172 173 175 210 211 216 224 226 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 242 243 244 245 258 261 262 263 264 278
ISBN: 9780062313638
0062313630
Statement of Responsibility: Joyce Maynard
Copyright Date: ♭2009
Subject Headings: New Hampshire Fiction. Betrayal Fiction. Fugitives from justice Fiction. Life change events Fiction. Mothers and sons Fiction. Teenage boys New Hampshire Fiction.
Genre/Form: Bildungsromans.
Topical Term: Betrayal
Fugitives from justice
Life change events
Mothers and sons
Teenage boys
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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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