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Labor Day (P.S.)
Labor Day - P.S.
Author: Joyce Maynard
With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, lonely, friendless thirteen-year-old Henry spends most of his time watching television, reading, and daydreaming with only his emotionally fragile, long-divorced mother for company. But everything changes on the Thursday before th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061843419
ISBN-10: 0061843415
Publication Date: 8/1/2010
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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I could hardly put this book down! At the end of chapter 2, a divorced mother and her young son have picked up a bleeding man at the store and are taking him home with them. The story just gets better and better. This book made me laugh and made me cry and above all, shows the power of love and how important it is to pay attention to your children.
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NOT MY CUP OF TEA! I do not like sad stories. This one "tried" to have a happy ending. SPOILER
ALERT************* Also, not very plausible. What sort of dumba** escapes prison when he only has eighteen months left till parole? Wasted my time reading this one.
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Sometimes I find it difficult to understand why so many people request a pallid book like this. I have put off writing comments hoping that something would gel that would make it easier to write. Nothing did so here are my thoughts.

This is not a memorable book nor worth putting on one's WL unless one is a fan of this author. In many spots it's not only slow but just plain plodding. The story line is ok but many books have chosen the same plot so choose your read based on authors you enjoy.
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I believe the entire reason I made it past page 100 to the end was so I could write a poor review. There is not one person in this book to root for, the writing in my opinion is not unique, nor the storyline. I have read better "sad-sack" stories in the past and really after this one, will try to stay away from these types of books. I am not sure that I can truly articulate the despair in this book and the fact that the despair is transferred to the reader.
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This was a truly original novel about a young teenage boy living with his reclusive, divorced mother and their chance encounter one Labor Day weekend with a man named Frank Chambers. They form an idyllic family unit that fulfills Henry's need for mentoring and Adele's need for love and romance. As this tender story unfolds, the reader learns the painful reasons behind Adele's strange behavior as well as Frank's story. Labor Day weekend comes to an end, but its effects are everlasting.