Black Swan Green

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David Mitchell comes home - to England, 1982, and the cusp of adolescence. Jason Taylor is 13, doomed to be growing up in the most boring family in the deadest village ("Black Swan Green") in the dullest county (Worcestershire) in the most tedious na ...Continua
Yenney Lai
Wrote 10/6/11

I'm a sucker for growing-up novels. This is just as delicious as "Holes" by Louis Sachar. BSG, however, is perhaps even more gripping with its social realistic setting.

Tracy W
Wrote 5/24/08
I want to give this book 5 stars. Another tour de force from David Mitchell, my favourite writer. Black Swan Green is a journal-like narrative of Jason Taylor, a stammering 13-year old boy from Black Swan Green, a village in Worcestershire, the UK (...Continua
Wrote 12/5/07
I love growing-up books, especially those where you can tell the kids within are not going to emerge into the adult world all shiny and happy - no, they won't even settle for normal . I've read too many to list, but so far the notable ones include Sa...Continua
annemarie
Wrote 4/30/07

This novel is about the minefield that daily life forms for a thirteen-year old boy with a stutter, who's parents do not get along. It's part Adrian Mole, but lots wiser. I absolutely loved it.

Semi-autobiography of David Mitchell. Nicely plotted, beautifully written (though many of his fans and critics do think he toned down a little bit too much in this book). But I guess this style suits this book the best? It's about the 13 months a 13...Continua

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