Nate is perhaps the most directionless of his friends, and for much of the novel, he attempts to puzzle out whether his friend Necro has genuinely become more ambitious or has fallen in with a creepy crowd of borderline racists with a fondness for guns and explosions.
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Beneath it all, though, is a quietly pained evocation of a particular time and place. But Peters neatly summons up economic anxieties, genuine emotional frustrations, and the ways in which a familiar space might suddenly turn hostile.
Bring this together with his memorable syntax and a deftly handled ending, and this novel earns the attention its memorable title first captured. The sentiment, not to mention the need for an online reference guide, is what this agile book is all about. Post high school, the boys still use their schooldays language and its capitalized gags. To Nate, this childhood language is everything: He still speaks and thinks it with daunting fluency readers will start to adjust by page ten.
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Watching it dissolve and change as the friends seek jobs and places of their own is devastating to him. But what do you mean?
Meanwhile, someone is setting fires all over the city. Suspecting Necro and wary of his recent change in behavior, Nate and his crew go on a mission to find out whether he is the arsonist. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability.
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