Black Swan Green
It's a dank January in the Worcestershire village of Black Swan Green and 13-year-old Jason Taylor - covert stammerer and reluctant poet - anticipates a stultifying year in the deadest village on Earth. But Jason hasn't reckoned with a junta of bullies, simmering family discord, the Falklands War, an exotic Belgian emigre, a threatened gypsy invasion and the caprices of those mysterious entities known as girls.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - m.belljackson - LibraryThing
Ordered for the lovely cover and title, the first chapter was promising, but plot and character development slow moving and not enthralling as anticipated. No dead horse or dog in this one, simply a way-un-needed dead kitten...and more sad miseries. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - usuallee - LibraryThing
Mensmerizing, nuanced & poignant coming of age story about a young boy with a stuttering problem growing up in 1980's England. The book takes place during his 13th year and it is awe-inspiring how ... Read full review