I had super high expectations with this one from all of the great things I had heard about it. I was almost scared to read it for fear of a letdown. I was NOT letdown.
This read like a series of interconnected short stories because there was just so much going on and so many entertwining story threads. McCammon paints an excellent portrait of life in a small town growing up (with some very colorful characters and even some supernatural elements.) It would have been easy as an author to get lost in all the activity within this novel, but McCammon does not miss a beat and it all comes together with plenty of “ah-ha” moments throughout.
Boyhood adventures, mysteries of death and life in a small town. 5 Stars. Highest recommendation!