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High-brow or downright pretentious, good PNR or sparkly vampires, I don't care about the premise so long as it entertains me.

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Bullying: The Social Destruction of Self
Laura Martocci

Brooklyn, Burning

Brooklyn, Burning - Steve Brezenoff Also found here: http://theninjareader.tumblr.com/post/15344476328/review-brooklyn-burning-by-steve-brezenoffIt's summer again, which means a lot of things for Kid. In the last year he was kicked out of home, lost a loved one and had his roof burn down (both literally and figuratively). He's hounded by the police, and isn't too thrilled when he discovers he's falling in love again, with a guitarist who answers a long-forgotten add. That's not really what this book is about, though. It's just what I could sum up in two sentences.Much like its narrator, Kid, Brooklyn, Burning). In [b:Brooklyn, Burning|10628114|Brooklyn, Burning |Steve Brezenoff|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41X5w5g7zEL._SL75_.jpg|15536616] there are actually two narratives, developed in a parallel manner - the now and the before - Kid's current life and his story prior to meetign Scout. The music is the thing that links the two narratives together, just as it links Kid with Felix, and then with Scout. There are some things I didn't like about this novel, but now that I write this review, I discover that 24 hours later I can't even remember them. So, my final verdict? Definitely worth reading. It's not just because it showcases some excellent characters and some very important questions, but also because it's a story about love. Love between friends, love between a parent and a child, love between two people which is like no other. And that's a nice story to tell. Note: A copy of this book was provided by the publishers for the purpose of this review.