Book Reviews of Swallowing Stones

Swallowing Stones
Swallowing Stones
Author: Joyce Mcdonald
ISBN-13: 9780440226727
ISBN-10: 0440226724
Publication Date: 7/13/1999
Pages: 272
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Paperback
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Okay, so it started out a little dry, the style like every teen angst book..the main characters actually weren't too interesting. But, the supporting characters were, and it left you wondering about them, and what would happen to stupid Michael for delibertly hiding his darn gun!
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It begins with a free and joyful act -- but from then on, Michael finds it impossible even to remember what it felt like to be free and joyful. When he fires his new rifle into the air on his 17th birthday, he never imagines that the bullet will end up killing someone. But a mile away, a man is killed by that bullet as he innocently repairs his roof. And Michael keeps desperately silent while he watches his world crumble.

Meanwhile, Jenna, the dad man's daugahter, copes with a desperation of her own. Throug her grief, she tries to understand why she no longer feels comfortable with her boyfriend and why a near stranger named Michael keeps appearing in her dreams.

Suspensful and powerfully moving, this is the unforgettable story of an accidental crim and its haunting web of repercussions.
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When Michael fires his new rifle into the air on his seventeenth birthday, he never imagines that the bullet will end up killing someone. But a mile away, a man is killed by that bullet as he innocently repairs his roof. And Michael keeps desperately silent while he watches his world crumble.

Meanwhile Jenna, the dead man's daughter, copes with ha desperation of her own. Through her grief, she tries to understand why she no longer feels comfortable with her boyfriend and why a near stranger named Michael keeps appearing in her dreams.