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Back Roads Oprah's Book Club
Back Roads Oprah's Book Club
Author: Tawni O'Dell
Harley Altmyer should be in college drinking Rolling Rock and chasing girls. He should be freed from his closed-minded, stricken coal town, with its lack of jobs and no sense of humor. Instead, he's constantly reminded of just how messed up his life is. — With his mother in jail for killing his abusive father, Harley is an orphan with the respons...  more »
ISBN: 51044
Pages: 338
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Viking
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 2
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reviewed Back Roads Oprah's Book Club on + 636 more book reviews
It was such a surprise how the story of this truly messed-up family unfolded. The narrator's character was so very endearing and the horror of his life was quite shocking. The end seemed a bit unclear as to where exactly Harvey ended up... I am very excited to read her next book... I wonder if any characters will overlap... I hope so!
I especially enjoyed Harley's relationship with Elvis (such a surprisingly common dog name!) and Jody. His mom's character was a bit of a mystery and I would have liked a bit more about what exactly happened the day their whole family changed forever...
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Whoa!!! I thought I had this one all figured out but the last five pages left me in total confusion. If you read this, would you please e-mail me and let me know who did what?