Monday, April 15, 2019

#MMBBR #Review #FirstLine #TrustExercise by #SusanChoi via #partner @HenryHolt who provided a #free #reviewcopy


"This psychologically acute novel enlists your heart as well as your mind. . . . Packed with wild moments of grace and fear and abandon."
―The New York Times 

Pulitzer Finalist Susan Choi's narrative-upending novel about what happens when a first love between high school students is interrupted by the attentions of a charismatic teacher

In an American suburb in the early 1980s, students at a highly competitive performing arts high school struggle and thrive in a rarified bubble, ambitiously pursuing music, movement, Shakespeare, and, particularly, their acting classes. When within this striving “Brotherhood of the Arts,” two freshmen, David and Sarah, fall headlong into love, their passion does not go unnoticed—or untoyed with—by anyone, especially not by their charismatic acting teacher, Mr. Kingsley.

The outside world of family life and economic status, of academic pressure and of their future adult lives, fails to penetrate this school’s walls—until it does, in a shocking spiral of events that catapults the action forward in time and flips the premise upside-down. What the reader believes to have happened to David and Sarah and their friends is not entirely true—though it’s not false, either. It takes until the book’s stunning coda for the final piece of the puzzle to fall into place—revealing truths that will resonate long after the final sentence.

As captivating and tender as it is surprising, Trust Exercise will incite heated conversations about fiction and truth, friendships and loyalties, and will leave readers with wiser understandings of the true capacities of adolescents and of the powers and responsibilities of adults.

Trust Exercise

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

#FirstLine ~ Neither can drive.

This book was fabulous. I loved it cover to cover. I was instantly pulled into the book and entranced by the narrative and story. It was one of those stories that draws the reader in and does not let you go. I was lost within the pages. I was moved. I think all book clubs would love this book. I know I did. This book will not disappoint and is one you will not forget. A MUST read!

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