EBOOK or PDF [The Boys Who Woke Up Early] Author A.D. Hopkins

The Boys Who Woke Up EarlyOok as a wild ride full of narrow escapes from "death as teenage boys full of piss and vinegar act out their fantasies of heroism defending the honor of their "as teenage boys full of piss and vinegar act out their fantasies of heroism defending the honor of their members or ust trying to bring about some Captain Marvel justice for people who have been abused You ll probably find details than you need to know about guns but you ll also discover why people in these areas relied on them in mountains where telephones didn t always exist and law enforcement wasn t right on your doorstep Stony tells this story in the first person sometimes remembering ruefully the kid he was sometimes incredulously not believing the chances he took and the things he didand almost didbut came to his sensesust in time There is forgiveness and there is Color Your Own Captain Marvel justice As regardsustice we pessimists may think this book is truly fictionbut Hopkins was a ournalist for 45 years and he saw many things some of which were probably good and all of which went into the making of this book My hat is off to him and I highly recommend his book to you Compared to my typical dish of words this book is different Normally I consume an odd diet of classics combined with science fiction and fantasy and as such this is a book that certainly was a welcome addition of flavouring to my diet Different in style setting and development this was a refreshing way to start 2019 and new book thoughts I liked it and I think you will tooThe main character is Stony who finds a new friend in Jack a newcomer to the local county They re both teenagers living through the lens of a southern state in the 1960s The fact that they re teenagers comes across as a useful pin whenever something substantially dumb or short sighted is done and otherwise a lot can be explained by the current social context that the county inhibitsWhen all is said and done the characters develop nicely clearly learning from both their mistakes and where they want to go Stony s experiences are different but they also seem natural Even the gaps between ordinary teenage life in the sixties and the southern aspects are bridged in a reasonable and enjoyable way The pacing is patient and while it is occasionally a bit too calm it s never uiet for too long before the stormPersonally there are parts where I struggled to connect with the world within Additionally as a northern European the comparison of the county centre to a baseball track left me unable to envision the layout beyond some element of suareness One crossing line Where exactly I don t know but it s not too important Luckily the book does not rest on its only baseball comparison or the only one that was spelt outright Then there are the firearms I grew up with the seasonal moose hunting myself but boy does early county have a but boy does Early county have a of barrels and bullets If anything it made me appreciate how common they can be and view the cultural barrels and bullets If anything it made me appreciate how common they can be and view the cultural between here and there even today clearlyI was startled when the first usage of a certain word crept up even though I knew it was coming this book does involve the Ku Klux Klan after all It is a repeat visitor but never in a way that seems disrespectful in the context that the books exist in Nonetheless I would look around every now and then to see if anyone could see what I was readingAll in all I think a valid word to describe the book is cohesive There are a lot characters than ust Stony and his friend and they are all tied into the story in an enjoyable understandable and personally motivated way Even characters who all in all are mostly insignificant behave consistently and in a relatable way and help move everything forward Without the bustling life and small yet important interpersonal relationships between people Stony would not have ended up where he did I was provided with an ARC They always say write what you know and that is exactly what AD Hopkins has done in this his debut novel Having been an investigative ournalist and reporter for close to five decades he uses his insider knowledge to give the story an authentic feel to it and although set in the past early 1960s it is still timely and relevant to the world we live in today The main focus of the novel is on racial prejudice and segregation and the involvement of the white supremacist hate group the Ku Klux Klan in perpetuating the hatred towards the black community The point is made that if you want change you need to push for it a timeless reminder that we can make progress if we stand up and be counted The issue of the moral ambiguity of gun ownership in the US today is cleverly linked as so many of the characters talked about owning and shooting a gun themselves The writing and plot are seamless and grip you from the very beginning and the characters are beautifully rounded I admired Mary Lou the most as she had vision and didn t unuestioningly accept the way things were as most people of the time did It s a captivating thriller but so much than that It makes us uestion our lives today and how far we ve come but also how much further we still have to go to gain euality It s both a powerful thought provoking and highly entertaining hybrid coming of age novelthriller and the descriptions of small town life make for engaging reading I appreciate the title of the book hinting at the societal awakening hidden amongst the pages and whoever wrote the synopsis did a fantastic ob that s certainly what attracted me initiallyMany thanks to Imbrifex Books for an AR. 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Ntally comes across an indirect sign that the Ku Klux Klan is still present Stony a loner who doesn t shy from a fistfight but gets gawky around girls finally develops a best friend in Jack a new kid who arrives for their unior year of high schoolWhile hanging out at the local sheriff s office for entertainment the two endear themselves by performing tedious maintenance on some of the deputies service weapons the boys also get schooled in such arcane subjects as political payback race relations earned and unearned social status bad blood between familiesThe two get up to normal teen escapades and Some The Plot Creative Each Of Stony S "some The plot is creative Each of Stony s grows complex carries gravitas In the book s climax Stony and Jack end up taking on the Klan The incident is pivotal to the town hence the book s titleI detected notes of Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird in this debut novel which combines both comedy and pathos The story of The Boys Who Woke Mockingbird in this debut novel which combines both comedy and pathos The story of The Boys Who Woke Early is in many ways a Seemingly historical American narrative of small town life mischief and growing up I hope that the characters Stony and Jack lead by example and probably change many livesHighly recommended amazing book This is the debut novel of A D Hopkins but from the chapter one it seemed like that he has known this story forever and writing it from a very particular personal corner Just like him as a reader this story somehow climes up the stairs and claimed its spot in my mind I do not read too many books about teenagers as the age gap between them and me is too wide however I was intrigued by the summary of this book The State of Virginia close to West Virginia late 1950s early 1960s a small town of Jubal Early teenagers who want to play the role of detectives and racial tensions all these ingredients are suberb for a good story The specifics of life in a provincial town in that period are well depicted especially the eual but separate rules that applied to economic and political issues the incredibly easy access to guns and the racial divide I never lived then and there but while reading the place the people and the problems seemed very realStony Shelar and Jack Necomb the main characters are observant adventerous industrious and with a sense of humour which I appreciated a lot Many thanks to AD Hopkins Imbrifex Books and NetGalley for arc in exchange for my honest review This is not a growing up story nor is it a historical novel with a message to deliver nor is it ust an entertainment with a lot of exciting stories about teenage confrontations involving guns and cars and girls It is all of the above and a damn good first novel well constructed well researched and written with verve and economy It s a story of the Southern mountains but it spares us the cliches so often associated with the Appalachians and with the South I remember the year 1959 very well it was the year that my Prince Edward County Virginia public schools closed to avoid the integration mandated by Brown vs Board of Education Hopkins s novel opens in that year when Stony meets Jack the new kid in town who will become his good friend and henchman and occasional thorn in the flesh but its real background is in the Jim Crow years when segregation was codified in the South first challenged by Brown vs Board in 1954 The public schools in Early stay open but most of the conflict is played out in the town itself with people of all ages and backgrounds Hopkins knows his territory his people and his history and his characters are fully believable and often sympathetic even when many of their beliefs are not Stony and Jack start helping out as volunteers in the sheriff s office and begin to learn the way their small town s hierarchy works The prosecuting attorney holds the cards since his decision to prosecute or not determines the amount of Punisher War Journal By Matt Fraction justice the sheriff can actually deliver And since his is an elected office he can stack the deck by staying on the right side of the extremely large and unscrupulous Jepson family which runs illegal stills and terrorizes powerless folk in its spare time Of course the sheriff is also elected so he has to play politics at the same time that he s busy dealing with the actual criminal population which includes the legal Ku Klux Klan always ready to step in and provide its form ofustice when a law abiding sheriff has to keep to the rules Our scene is set But there is so much the ins and outs of social relations in the high school classroom between town kids and hillbillies in the relationships between mill owners and mill workers Stony a town kid is in love with Mary Lou a country girl whose father works in the mill that Stony s father runs the relationships between black workers and white in a garage that fixes everyone s cars Growing up in flatland Virginia I never realized that things were different across the line in the mountains of West Virginia where towns were less segregated and blacks and whites shopped at the same stores and worked together Mary Lou s family has moved from West Virginia to the southwest Virginia mountains and her perspective opens Stony s eyes to the irrationality of segregation which reuires small communities to have two of everything schools and businesses black and white both underpatronized underfunded and limited in opportunity But this all sounds so serious I ve given you the wrong idea You can also read this E and racism set in the hills of western

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September 1959 in the small town of Early Virginia Stony Shelor is almost seventeen and Routledge Handbook Of Radical Politics just starting hisunior year of High School Enter new kid Jack Newcomb who models himself after a beatnik character from the TV show Peter Gunn The two boys both a bit nonconformist become fast friends Jack s decision that they should become private detectives leads to a lot of time spent around the local police station learning the trade The cops couldn t be happier having two volunteers to do some of the nonessential duties like cleaning filing and the two boys become sort of like mascots to them It s all kind of endearing in a way but Early Virginia isn t Andy Griffith s Mayberry so when trouble comes and it does there s to it than good ol wholesome funThe Boys Who Woke Up Early is a coming of age story set in a time when the world at least The United States was having some coming of age issues of its own While the first half of the book deals with the boys Hardy Boy esue adventures the second half gets deeper into the social changes affecting their world mostly racism and associated issuesI thought this was a pretty good book There s a certain suspension of disbelief reuired at times as it goes from silly to serious and makes you uestion how anyone could let these boys get into these kinds of situations but then again it was a different timeWhile the story is about teenagers in 1959 and the early 1960s the author strives to present a sense of realism Meaning there are racial slurs some cursing and one or two cringe worthy moments when seen from a modern perspective I wouldn t call it salacious or gratuitous but it s thereBottom line The Boys Who Woke Up Early is a good read Lots of fun with a few thought provoking momentsThanks to NetGalley Imbrifex Books and author A D Hopkins for providing me with a complimentary digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Thank you to Imbrefex books for supplying me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I thought I knew what I was getting into when I picked up this book I m from Alabama which means I ve read To Kill a Mockingbird at least a dozen times watched the movie a few dozen and have read about Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks than kids in other states have probably even heard of Even though racial politics in the South seem to be as backwards as everyone else likes to say they are there s no denying that they are obsessed with their own mistakes Civil rights in Alabama is stuck in the 20th century Honestly I thought this book was The Frightened Society just going to be another storyust like the rest I ve read too stuck in the past to say anything interesting at all There is something about the way Hopkins writes however that makes this book stand out amongst all the others set around the same time Maybe it s because of the way the narrative approaches time at an angle things not uite chronological We hear in the middle of events from future versions of Stony and his friends who set to rights "their own misconceived notions before the reader even " own misconceived notions before the reader even time to udge them for it Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that Stony is unlike any protagonist I ve seen in a book of this subject matter Honestly most of the time a book about civil rights "Is Written With A White Protagonist And "written with a white protagonist and white author things have a chance of coming out odd Hopkins could have fallen into this trap very easily with Stony either being the white saviour or the dyed in the wool racist who lets a good woman steer him right But he s not Stony is instead like a thousand white boys I ve met before and a thousand I m sure I ll meet again While Mary Lou certainly inspires Stony s change of heart its own conscience and common sense that has him going up against the racists in his town More than that though Hopkins points out how corruption and racism in the police force is something that effects everyone not ust those who are already vulnerable While it s not a perfect book I found the way Stony described the women in his life distasteful it was written in a way where I could not help but emphasize with the stunningly real and flawed characters especially Roosevelt It was so intriguing Despite the fact that the plot was not so much an arc as much as a slow meander through a year in Stony s life it still clung to me had me thinking about the fallout of Stony and Jack s latest misadventure in the car at work in the shower It s a read that sticks with you 4 stars Thanks to NetGalley and Imbrifex Books for allowing me to read and review this ARC Published March 3 2019 I found this to be a fun book There were a number of places that I laughed out loud Places that reminded me of similar things that I had experienced The author has written non fiction and edited a number of books but this is the debut novel of A D Hopkins Basically about a group of teen boys both friends and adversaries in rural Virginia in the late 50 s and early 60 s Back when segregation was still alive and the KKK was active Corrupt small town police departments and long living family feuds all bound together to make formidable story I defy anyone to give me a firm definition of spoiler Since spoilers are subjective beware I don t assess my reviews for themThe fictional town of Early Virginia is where Stony a white teen boy comes of age It s the 1950s racial lines are holding firm in the community and Stony accide. A gritty but tender story about adolescenc. .


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