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The Paperboy by Pete Dexter

Recommended by Colleen in Adult Services

Colleen’s synopsis:

Told from the point of view of a 19-year-old man who just got kicked out of college and now works for his father’s newspaper; This book tells the story of a reclusive, obsessive reporter and the summer he spends researching a story in his home town in rural Florida. The 19-year-old is the reporter’s younger brother and is hired to be his driver while he and his writing partner are in town.

She says:

I wanted to read this book before seeing the movie that has just been released. This book held me from the first chapter. I found the story to be engaging and fast-paced with a little humor thrown in.  Although I didn’t like the ending all that much, it was pretty realistic.