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“Lean on Pete” by Willy Vlautin

The writing style is incredibly simple, probably the most simple of any book I’ve read since childhood. It perfectly captures the realistic voice of the narrator, a sporadically-educated 15-year-old boy called Charley. Yet despite or perhaps because of the simplicity, it drew me into the story and was even beautiful in places. As well as the simplicity, Vlautin manages to convey the idea of a teenage narrator perfectly through Charley’s obsessions – unimportant things are told in great detail (more or less every meal is catalogued), while important things are… Read More