30. September 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Leslie, Teen Books

Fourmile by Watt Key, 240 pages, read by Leslie, on 09/01/2013


A mysterious stranger arrives at a boy’s rundown Alabama farm home, just as a dangerous situation is unfolding for the twelve-year-old and his widowed mother.

I could see the story unfold a mile away, but I still enjoyed seeing the outcome of the characters situation.  Foster’s mother has a boyfriend who isn’t probably the best choice for her.  He hasn’t gotten over his father’s death and the fact he doesn’t like his mom’s boyfriend isn’t helping the situation.  Help comes from a stranger hiking to Texas.  The timely arrival of Gary to help them when needed has unexpected consequences.

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