If Jack's in Love

If Jack's in Love

Book - 2011
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During the summer in the 1960s that he turns thirteen, a brilliant boy from a poor family develops an unlikely friendship with the Jewish jeweler in town; has his first romance; begins to think, as do most people in their Southern town, that his older brother murdered a popular boy from down the street; and distances himself from his father.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putman's Sons, c2011.
ISBN: 9780399157523
Characteristics: 358 p. ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: If Jack is in love


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Jan 08, 2017

A well-written novel. It reminded me of To Kill a Mockingbird: story told in the first person by a young boy, located in the south, a murder. Not nearly as heart-warming though, but still a good read.

Dec 29, 2016

One of the best coming-of-age stories I've ever read. I hope to hear more from this author.

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