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Book Review of Sounder

Author: William H. Armstrong
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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A heart wrenching story of the South - one that will live in the reader's mind for a long time. - Book Buyer's Guide

Adults and mature young readers alike will find in the boy's bitter-sweet memories a parable for our times. - Christian Science Monitor

Written with quiet strength and taut with tragedy. Grim and honest, the book has a moving, elegaic quality that is reminiscent of the stark inevitability of Greek tragedy. - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

There is an epic quality in the deeply moving, long-ago story of cruelty, loneliness, and silent suffering. The power of the writing lies in its combination of subtlety and strength. - The Horn Book

The writing is simple, timeless, and extraordinarily moving. An outstanding book. - Commonweal