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Among the Jimson Weeds

December 05, 2015  
 
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Among the Jimson Weeds
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Rated for Readers
Rated PG-13 (questionable content for children under 13)
ISBN
9781477100110
Among the Jimson Weeds

Book Description

Thirteen-year-old Conor Kelman loves Wylina. Next on the list is Sport, an Australian Shepherd mix.


He learns that things are taken away.

Moved around the country like a bag of groceries, he faces heartbreak in a new town with nothing to ease the pain but a pawnshop guitar and the ghost that comes with it.

Coming of age in the 50s--a time when little is known about ADHD, Conor is in a constant state of awkward discomfort. Inwardly, he hangs from a cliff by his fingertips, waiting for what's next to go wrong.

Raising a kid that is different from the first three, the mother relies on God, and his father uses physical discipline. Neither prayer nor the belt works. Despite being a spitting image of this dad, Conor harbors thoughts that they aren't his real parents.

It's easy to make a list of those he can't trust. Wylina and Carlos, a kid he's never met, come first. Next comes parents, teachers, and friends who turn on you. He writes his perfect brother Franky in pencil because it gets moved a lot.

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Coming of age, Dysfunctional family, ADHD, Young love, Ghost, Music, Hank Williams

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Since everyone has been a kid, this book relates to us all. There is some of Conner in all of us. No child should have to wrestle with all of the emotion and turmoil displayed so vividly by this author. Yet many do. Some even survive to adulthood. I recommend this book to anyone with a child and anyone that has been a child, Re-live some of those insecurities. Thank God you overcame some of them; Recognize the weaknesses and strengths that are in us all, no matter our age. I am looking forward more of Conner's story in "Between Pieces".

By John Williamson
July 3, 2014
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