NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Funny and heartbreaking, this New York Times bestselling debut perfectly captures the maddening confusion of. Editorial Reviews. Review. Oprah Book Club® Selection, March Not since Back Roads – Kindle edition by Tawni O’Dell. Download it once . Danielle Barnes Backroads SUMMARY OF MAJOR EVENTS Backroads begins with Harley being questioned by the police for a crime that the reader knows not.

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As for Misty, she was the one that really bugged me.

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Yea, in that way. I can’t ask for much more However, this one was fantastic! That leaves a bad tawji in my mouth as a reader, and explains in many ways why the author hasn’t been able to follow up her initial success with another that, and the lack of Oprah’s marketing support. Sometimes I didn’t think the characters were acting believable. And even Jody’s scribbles turn malevolent.

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The ending, like the rest of the book, was tragic and unsatisfying. Like I said earlier, there are so many surprises that pop up throughout the book to rehash the plot and what I liked about the story and didn’t like would give too much away and probably keep you from reading the story.

One of the most amazing aspects of O’Dell’s writing is that she leads you to draw one conclusion about a character, and then slowly feeds you evidence that you’ve misjudged. But, I digress, as my opinion on that really doesn’t have to do with the story, lol. Is a certain portion of this natural when teens reach puberty? One person found this helpful. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. And then I’m left hating the people I respected, and respecting the people I hated.


This book is very well written and has many lines that are psychologically profound with regards to the characters. As the story progresses the reader is made aware that Harley’s life as an abused child will never improve. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Who was the tormentor, and who the tormented, in Callie’s marriage? Views Read Edit View history.

Back Roads by Tawni O’Dell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Earlier in the book his little sister was t This book had it all. I respected the way the author was able to show Harley, the main character, falling apart under the strain. Life is never really what you see on the outside. I don’t know if I would enjoy seeing this as a film thou, reading it is somthing different all together. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. And at least you’ve got a family you can stand even if they are all sisters.

Which parts of him do you like? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I did kind of like the end, when the truth came out about who killed Callie, and at least a little justice was handed out. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. He and his sisters grew up in this situation, and they all reacted to it in different ways.

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This is stark, simple, minimal, easy to read, compelling, with some of the strongest characterization I’ve come across in years, and somehow the revelations that just kind of wander through the last fifty pages no big emotional revelatory bsck here still manage to surprise, not to mention tug at the heartstrings. A mother of two, she lives with her husband in Illinois. This article about a s novel is a stub.


He didn’t get that way from the inciting incident. I probably could’ve read another hundred badk or even more.

Altmeyer is on the brink of his twentieth birthday, and as we open he’s sitting in the box in the local police station being grilled by three cops for killing his girlfriend– who just happens to be the thirty-four-year-old wife of the next-door neighbor. All in all, bacm amazing book. There’s so much that happens in this story that keeps you reading I can’t say much without giving it away. I would’ve asked him why he didn’t like me. Back Roads made me laugh, cry, sigh, shake my head and feel like I was right there as I was bacck.

She actually grew up in Indiana PA, where this novel is based.

And of course, it’s brilliant. As the story progresses the reader is made aware that Harley’s life as an abused child will never improve. To tell me she knew about it. To be expected, given his circumstances? I would’ve apologized for being such a disappointment to him.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I think this is an excellent Book Club book because it leaves the reader wanting to discuss it long after the last page has been turned. Harley works 2 jobs and has no friends and has not seen his mother since she went to jail. I respect her for that. We sat and talked over coffee and pastry. Okay so this book I was intrigued by the psychology rkads Harley, and the unfortunate circumstances of the characters’ lives.