Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wirewalker by Mary Lou Hall - NO

Hall, Mary Lou Wirewalker, 290 pages. Viking Books for Young Readers, 2016. $17.99. Language: R (107 swears 15 “F’s”); Mature Content: R (teen drinking and smoking, also child abuse); Violence: R (“on page” dogfight and violent descriptions) 

Clarence Feather, a 14 year old boy is a crack runner and has been ever since his mom was shot. He and his dad have had trouble since that night. He ends up getting abused constantly, and is sick of living with his dad, so he runs away. He wants to be a good kid but he doesn’t think it’s possible. Will Clarence be able to “Walk the Wire” between good and bad? 

While the storyline was really good, Wire Walker had a lot of swear words that I believe didn’t add to the story. This book is very violent, and made me not want to read it at times. The book should not be allowed in a middle school or high school library, it should be in a adult book store. 

MS- NO Student Reviewer BS

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