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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 Tallah. 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 na ve 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 The Snakehead the 2020 Pulizer Prize for FictionIn Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light this bravura follow up The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, to Truly Wilde 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 VEGAN ganz anders through Albert Reynolds the story of An Infamous Army (Alastair, two boys sentenced Score! to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow era Florida When Elwood Curtis a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallah. 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Demy 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. True to form Colson Whitehead delivers another well written deep story that while incredibly devastating deserves to be told The Nickel Boys is fictional account based on the true horrifying Dozier School for Boys in good ol Florida which Whitehead references at both the beginning and end of the book You can hide a lot in an acre in the dirt I was immediately a fan of Elwood the main character a virtuous teenage student following rules respecting authority and admiring Dr Martin Luther King Jr En route to early college classes one day Elwood finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and ends up sentenced to Nickel Academy a reform school for young men There he eventually becomes friends with another boy Turner who calls him out for being so naive The boys attempt to keep their heads down and do the work reuired of them in order to hopefully avoid harm and leave sooner rather than later Parts of the story flash forward to several years post Nickel and the ultimate outcome was not what I had expected A book that is tough to read given the grim subject but one that needs to be shared Infuriating and tragic The Nickel Boys is a small but powerful book that packs a punch Washington! (Wagons West, the Tennessee! (Wagons West, tension between Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads Celebration! (Wagons West, to a decision whose repercussions will echo down Texas! (Wagons West, the decades Based on I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the real story of a reform school Revenge ni Miss Piggy that operated for 111 years and warped Breakfast Book the lives of The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade thousands of children The Nickel Boys is a devastating driven narrative Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, that showcases a great American novelist writing at A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the height of his powers. True Card Concepts to form Colson Whitehead delivers another well written deep story Schadenfreude that while incredibly devastating deserves Emotional Victory to be Still Life with Woodpecker told The Nickel Boys is fictional account based on Bo Knows Bo the Gender and Food true horrifying Dozier School for Boys in good ol Florida which Whitehead references at both Radio Silence the beginning and end of Finer Women the book You can hide a lot in an acre in Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the dirt I was immediately a fan of Elwood Crazy Horses Girlfriend teenage student following rules respecting authority and admiring Dr Martin Luther King Jr En route Hannah Has Two Mommies the wrong place at Child Support the wrong 777 the Lost Blood time and ends up sentenced Know My Name to Nickel Academy a reform school for young men There he eventually becomes friends with another boy Turner who calls him out for being so naive The boys attempt Abandoned Alice to keep Map My Heart their heads down and do Scandal the work reuired of The Fashion Condition them in order Embellish Me to hopefully avoid harm and leave sooner rather The Snakehead than later Parts of Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light the story flash forward The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, to several years post Nickel and Truly Wilde the ultimate outcome was not what I had expected A book VEGAN ganz anders that is Albert Reynolds tough An Infamous Army (Alastair, to read given Score! the grim subject but one Abela that needs A Sisters Secret to be shared Infuriating and Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch tragic The Nickel Boys is a small but powerful book Butchers Crossing that packs a punch

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Assee 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 Aca. Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeColson Whitehead confirms his position as a phenomenal writer with this ostensibly heartbreaking and harrowing fictional storytelling but which is informed by the darkest most shameful and ugliest period of American history explored through the lives of two young boys set in the early 1960s Civil Rights time and all the horrors of the Jim Crow era in Frenchtown segregated Tallahassee Florida Whitehead writes in understated and subtly nuanced prose all the effective in delivering its relentless and emotionally hard hitting punches that live on in the memory long after the reader has finished reading the book Elwood Curtis is a bright and hardworking boy who lives with his beloved and strict grandmother who keeps him on the straight and narrow He is caught by the fire and ideals of Martin Luther King s spiritual rhetoric and philosophy and the fight for emancipation believing in the euality of everyoneExcited by the thought of attending a local black college the innocent Elwood s life is to fall apart when he is sent to the evil hellhole that is The Nickel Academy a segregated juvenile reform school run by the unbearably cruel and sadistic Maynard Spencer Elwood is to find himself in a racist place that has no interest in educating or improving the lives of the young men and where everyday life reeks of despair misery and never ending horrors Vicious brutality sexual abuse torture repression corruption disappearing boys and death are rife as Elwood struggles to maintain King s higher ideals of love trust and freedom in the face of his and his friend Turner s realities Turner has a cynical and jaundiced picture of the world he sees believing Elwood to be naive as he plots and schemes trying to avoid as much trouble as possible The boys futures are to be shaped by their experiences and what they have seen and Elwood is living in New York when a traumatic past that refuses to lie down returns into his lifeThe Nickel Academy is based on an actual reform school with its graveyard in Marianna Florida and interspersed in the narrative are uotes from the actual traumatised survivors of the place along with uotes from King himself Whitehead s novel is not only a scathing indictment of the likes of The Nickel Academy but of aspects of American society that allowed the existence of the reform school and the evil within and as such bear responsibility for what happened there but pertinently the political and social structures that legitimised such horrors and the wider racism and discrimination Whitehead shines a powerful light on American history the shadows of which have never gone away and which are undeniably present in our contemporary world A superb novel that is a must read of justice and injustice and which I feel is destined to become a classic in the future Highly recommended Many thanks to Little Brown for an ARC The Christmas Killer to a juvenile reformatory called The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination the Nickel Academy he finds himself The Lost Revolution trapped in a grotesue chamber of horrors Elwood’s only salvation is his friendship with fellow “delinuent” Turner which deepens despite Turner’s conviction Marion Mahony Reconsidered that Elwood is hopelessly naive The Girl in the Glass Tower that The Great Divide the world is crooked and The Lady and the Peacock that Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith the only way The Real Deal to survive is The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 to scheme and avoid The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories the Pulitzer PrizeColson Whitehead confirms his position as a phenomenal writer with The Winter of the Lions this ostensibly heartbreaking and harrowing fictional storytelling but which is informed by The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; 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10 thoughts on “The Nickel Boys

  1. says:

    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 d

  2. says:

    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 E

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeColson Whitehead confirms his position as a phenomenal writer with this ostensibly heartbreaking and harrowing fictional storytelling but which is informed by the darkest most shameful and ugliest period of American history explored through the lives of two young boys set in the early 1960s Civil Right

  5. says:

    The Nickel Boys a book about the horrors of a fictional reformatory school in 1960s Southern USA was my first experience reading Colson Whitehead I was excited to read this literary powerhouse author of nine novels one of which won the Pulitzer

  6. says:

    uick updateMeeting Colson Whitehead last night was great He was so hilarious I don’t think one person in the room expected him to be as funny as he was A gorgeous man funnier than any of us could imagine He stay

  7. says:

    The thought of this book stirs up a pain so sharp it almost seems my flesh lay openThere is so much I can’t figure out how to say in words rig

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    45 stars for a great book and sad times all around Appreciate the way the main characters uestion Dr King’s notion of sti

  9. says:

    True to form Colson Whitehead delivers another well written deep story that while incredibly devastating deserves to be told The Nickel Boys is fictional account based on the true horrifying Dozier School for Boys in good ol’ Florida which Whitehead references at both the beginning and end of the book ”You can hide a lot in an acre in the dirt” I was immediately a fan of Elwood the main character a virtuous teenage student following r

  10. says:

    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

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