August 12, 2004

Island Boyz by Graham Salisbury

Coming of age short stories set in Hawaii. Following is a review of two of the stories
Mrs. Noonan - In a boarding school, a young boy gets a crush on a teacher's wife. He is tormented by two boys, one of whom gets kicked out, by being accused of his victim's crime - stalking and spying on a teacher's wife.
Waiting for the War - Two boys find all the military personnel based in Hawaii during W.W.II a nuisance until one befriends them making them realize that many of the soldiers are waiting for the war - waiting to die.

Reed Reads Score: 4

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