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this is a good book for the history and background of the priory, and the story itself. however, i think i like the movie better. it was almost too much info in the book. but it is worth reading!
A good friend recommended this book to me. I honestly think this is the best love story I have ever read. The love this father has for his son is so powerful, I wept throughout. Yes it is dark. But strangely beautiful.
In Sterling, New Hampshire, 17-year-old high school student Peter Houghton has endured years of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of classmates. His best friend, Josie Cormier, succumbed to peer pressure and now hangs out with the popular crowd that often instigates the harassment. One final incident of bullying sends Peter over the edge and leads him to commit an act of violence that forever changes the lives of Sterling’s residents.
Only read nine of these so far. I think The Glass Castle is next, thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law who is the perfect person to recommend a book. I wish I had her in my classroom to cater to the continual requests for good recommendations in the genre of (fill in the blank).