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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

The story is set in the late 1940's in the small Cajun community of Bayonne, Louisiana. Racism continues to haunt this small town and all of its members. This story is told through the eyes of a young ... Read full review

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User Review  - varwenea - LibraryThing

The premise of this book is promising. 21 year old Jefferson in 1940’s Louisiana town was in the wrong place at the wrong time, caught up in a botched up robbery, convicted of murder, and sentenced to ... Read full review

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User Review  - varwenea - LibraryThing

The premise of this book is promising. 21 year old Jefferson in 1940’s Louisiana town was in the wrong place at the wrong time, caught up in a botched up robbery, convicted of murder, and sentenced to ... Read full review

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User Review  - bolgai - LibraryThing

I had a difficult time reading this book, not because of the writing, or the voice, or the characters. All those worked, and worked very well, and that is in part why I won't focus on them this time ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookworm12 - LibraryThing

Set in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man, Jefferson, is wrongly convicted of committing a robbery and murder and is sentenced to death. Jefferson’s godmother convinces a local teacher, Grant Wiggins ... Read full review

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User Review  - missyr46 - LibraryThing

easy to read book about a boy who is charged for murder and is called a hog. The boy’s Godmother asks a man named Grant, the town’s teacher, to make him a man before he dies. This is a wonderful story about the importance of dignity and self esteem as well as pride. Read full review

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User Review  - sushidog - LibraryThing

While it was satisfying, it was satisfying in an entirely predictable way. You knew the teacher was going to learn more about himself than the prisoner. There were no surprises. It was like a template. Read full review

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User Review  - keely_chace - LibraryThing

To me, this was just okay. Not bad, just okay, and that probably has to do with the lens through which we see this story unfold. The protagonist and narrator, Grant the teacher, was just such a flawed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Moniica - LibraryThing

Set in America during highly racist times, a young black man called Jefferson is in the wrong place at the wrong time, when he is the only one caught at a shooting in a bar. When Jefferson is ... Read full review

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User Review  - TiffanyAK - LibraryThing

An okay book, but I personally didn't think it was all that great. Read full review


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