NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Funny and heartbreaking, this New York Times bestselling debut perfectly captures the maddening confusion of. Editorial Reviews. Review. Oprah Book Club® Selection, March Not since Back Roads – Kindle edition by Tawni O’Dell. Download it once . Danielle Barnes Backroads SUMMARY OF MAJOR EVENTS Backroads begins with Harley being questioned by the police for a crime that the reader knows not.

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Beach reading at best. In fact, this was a really good story.

Harley’s anger metamorphoses into an almost bloodthirsty lust for his sexy, middle-aged neighbor, which stirs up myriad forbidden family secrets. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. I carried this book around for a few days over a week and then my five year old said “theres is a naked lady on your book” I said “no theres a birch tree I think” on further inspection that is a naked lady on my book and not a tree I highly recommend it.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Do you think his fantasies are worrisome? Now, I’m struggling even more to wait for the film! Customers who bought this item also bought. If the state says you must visit a shrink, then it’s mandatory that you show up, or the cops show up at your house to pay a little check-up visit. I mean, I could understand his confusion, and frustration, and anger, but he was still kind of weird. But O’Dell’s writing is so thoroughly disingenuous, and Harley the very essence of the unreliable narrator!

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May 29, Sammy rated it really liked it Shelves: But it quickly devolved into me not being able to put the book down, it was like a train-wreck I just couldn’t tear I found this book ages ago on one of my Goodwill trips, and it sounded intriguing, so I went ahead and picked it up.


Why does it infuriate Harley? Sure Harley’s in a mental home, but I really think that’s for the best, until he learns to cope, and accept the things that happened and gain some strength or something. One thing I liked about O’Dell’s style was that instead of constantly describing the overall pictures of things, she finds minute details, idiosyncrasies in characters, flaws in settings, to focus on instead.

Jul 22, Alison rated it it was amazing Shelves: How can anyone hurt an innocent little baby kitten? I think that’s what I enjoyed most about this story, the slow reveal leading to rpads ultimate conclusion. With his mother in jail for killing his abusive father, Harley is an orphan with the responsibilities of an adult and the fiery, aggressive libido of a teenager.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I liked Harley, the main character, and, in tawnj, I empathized with most of the characters in the book.

This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Loved the twist and turns. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.

To prove the unbelievable. The book is not about how he’s surviving in life though, but about love as well, as a key poi I have to admit that the blurb is deceiving this time. Harley Altmyer should be in college having the badk of his life. I went into it not expecting anything – it’s not normally the book I’d read.

January 1, Sold by: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Thank you for your feedback. Little psycho should’ve been locked up, and the key thrown away. It was just tragic circumstance upon tragic circumstance being heaped upon these all-too-tragic characters. Woody loaned me Back Roads and I read through it in one sick day last week. I wish I would’ve read it with Oprah as that had to have been a good discussion. And of course, it’s brilliant. Herein lies the brilliance of the writer.


And so, despite the general predictability of the plot points, they still hit with a roundhouse. I think the fact that it was an Oprah book club selection had me a bit turned off. And she was like psycho! Instead she went to live with her aunt and uncle and little sister, and that was it.

Who was the tormentor, and who the tormented, in Callie’s marriage? Harley is border line crazy due to his upbringing, but I found myself feeling for him. Harley describes the view from their house this way: Learn more about Amazon Prime. That was just a weird little thing that just seemed off to me. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

Altmeyer is on the brink of his twentieth birthday, and roade we open he’s sitting in the box in the local police station being grilled by three cops for killing his girlfriend– who just happens to be the thirty-four-year-old wife of the next-door neighbor. I’m having a hard time rating this book.

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O’Dell provides insight into a segment of America One of the most amazing aspects of O’Dell’s writing is that she leads you to draw one conclusion about a character, and then slowly feeds you evidence that you’ve misjudged. It would make mom more justified in what she had done. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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