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The Nickel Boys Winner of the 2020 Pulizer Prize for FictionIn this bravura follow up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow era Florida When Elwood Curtis a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy he finds himself trapped in a grotesue chamber of horrors Elwood’s only salvation is his friendship with fellow “delinuent” Turner which deepens despite Turner’s conviction that Elwood is hopelessly naive that the world is crooked and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble As life at the Academy becomes ever perilous the tension between Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades Based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children The Nickel Boys is a devastating driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers Before starting this novel I had read several interviews with Colson Whitehead and reading them added to my understanding of THE NICKEL BOYS Mr Whitehead chose to write about a piece of history which even he had known nothing about before 2014 a reform school for boys which operated for decades and where children were treated with cruelty and brutality A deeply disturbing and shocking novel about two black boys in the 1960s who are sent to the so called reform school The Nickel Academy who become friends and who undergo massive horrific psychological and physical abuse during their stay thereTHE NICKEL BOYS is not a long novel but it does comprise a lot of anger helplessness pain and despair I am certain I will reread this novel again for its intensity and narration This is not a novel that leaves a reader indifferent Five blood freezing rage boiler pump sueezer creator of several lumps on your throat tear jerker wake up call for all the injustice unacceptable unfair wrongdoings of the system stars As soon as I closed the book I just sat for at least two hours paralyzed did nothing lost confused agitated speechless deeply wholeheartedly painfully sorry for the characters and all the suffering they had to endure The worst thing is I didn’t read a fiction I definitely read something based on true stories When you’re surrounded by your own choices which make you feel safe and careless and stick to your daily routine reach out to your own comfort zoneyou always tend to forget what happens at the outside This book makes you remember it with a harsh vulgar ugly slap on your face It makes you remember outrageous darkest shameful era of American history It starts with Elwood’s story who is smart who likes comic books so much who is hard worker and who has bright future by starting his college education But everything changed as soon as he found himself a stolen car and accused wrongly as a thief was sent to Nickel Academy segregated juvenile full of racism torture abuse brutality Elwood seems like a naïve who still thinks he could fight against injustice corruption repression in the school As soon as he meets with cynical smart practical Turner who finds his partner in crime to survive in this jungle You can find the great balance and mash up of many produced perfect stories of injustice in this book starting from “Kill a Mockingbird” “Fruitvale Station” “ Do the right thing” “When They See Us” “Shawshank Redemption” If you could survive after reading brutal aggressive raw raging things that the characters endured and fought against by sharpening their survival skills and have a good stomach to absorb the details you’re gonna read because there are so many truths hidden inside between the lines this book is great way to face the other side of frightening human history that encourages you do something by raising your voice and stop acting like three wise monkeys by opening your eyesThe ending was another surprise and gut wrenching twist knocks you outI wanted to finish my review with the remarkable words of Martin Luther King Jr’s uote“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly”Sigh SighSigh I think I will continue to sit speechless lost shaken angsty sadI need time to absorb what I’ve just readbloginstagramfacebooktwitter I loved this novel It is rich with detail the plot twists in a really interesting way the novel's structure is pretty brilliant and overall this is an ambitious book that was really well executed It is a coming of age story where that coming of age is warped by the atrocities of a school for boys in segregated Florida As Elwood awakens to the civil rights movement he is stripped of nearly all his rights The he understands the freedom he deserves the less freedom he has and that juxtaposition drives this remarkable novel At times there were bits of prose that felt a bit half hearted like filler until he got to the part he was interested in I would have given this five stars but Whitehead uses cement instead of concrete at least 7 times I stopped counting after 7 times because it was too upsetting Cement water and aggregates make concrete Cement and concrete are not synonyms Why do copyeditors not catch this? WHY? Anyway great novel People are going to love this one BUT STILL CEMENT IS NOT CONCRETE with a tightly plotted and masterfully crafted story this book absolutely demands to be read i can only say that i think it would have benefitted from a less nonfiction esue writing style at times but even with my writing preferences i definitely see why this has received so much praise and would recommend it to anyone

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