Book Reviews of The Boy on the Bus

The Boy on the Bus
The Boy on the Bus
Author: Deborah Schupack
ISBN-13: 9780743242202
ISBN-10: 0743242203
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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3 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
A quick read. I just had to know what was going to happen to this family. I think that it ended up leaving me with more questions than answers, but it definitely got me thinking!
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book. Still not sure about the ending.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wow. I got this book in the mail this morning and read it this afternoon. Very intense story but if someone can give me an idea of what actually happened at the end, please do. I am left with a lot of guestions
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Helpful Score: 1
Really nice portrayal of a family lightly wound. No satisfying conclusion, but worth the read for the asthmatic child, and the disconnected mother descriptions.
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The story is a strange premise, but it definitely keeps you reading to find out if the boy who got off of the bus really is the main character's son!
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Nice quick read. However, it has a twisted story line. Would love to see what others think of this book.
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A strange, thought-provoking book about a mother and her son. At the end of the day, the boy on the school bus is not her son -- or at least doesn't appear to be. At the end, you're left with the question: is it her son or isn't it? What do you think?
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Terrible. Could not follow this author's style of writing or understand what was going on.
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Meg is physically and mentally exhausted. She's a stay-at-home mom to 8 year old Charlie with chronic asthma. One day she goes to meet his school bus and he's not on it. Instead, there's a slightly different red-headed kid, a bit bigger than Charlie, and wearing an argyle sweater she doesn't recognize. It takes her so long to decide what to do, the sheriff is called in, who then notifies Charlie's father who has been away on business for months. When Jeff returns home he fetches teenage angsty daughter Katie back from boarding school, and the stilted family reunion is witness to Meg's breakdown in slow motion.

The premise is smart; it's brilliant how the reader can feel the tension in the relationships, and how caring for an ill child for so long can wreak havoc. I like how with each chapter I changed my mind, whether Charlie is himself or a different boy, whether Meg has lost her mind or is on the verge of doing so, and what might happen to everybody going forward.
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Meg Landry expected it to be a day like any other - her asthmatic eight-year-old son would step off the bus, home from school. But on this day, the boy on the bus is not Meg's son - or at least doesn't appear to be.....
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Could not get interested in this one.....
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interesting book, quick read....wish the ending had been better explained but i still enjoyed it.