Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Skipped Parts - Sandlin, Tim

Skipped Parts is a novel about teenagers and their quest to understand sex. At first this didn't seem like a book I'd enjoy. It had good reviews, and was cheap, so I gave it a try. By the time I finished I was sorry it ended.

The year is 1963. Sam Callahan and his Mom Lydia have been exiled from South Carolina to Wyoming by Sam's overbearing judgmental grandfather. Sam almost immediately makes an enemy of the only other smart kid in his seventh grade class, Maurey Pierce. But they have too much in common to be enemies for long. Their love of books and curiosity about the "missing parts" leads to some interesting experiments and a predictable outcome. That's the only thing predictable in this novel. You're kept guessing right to the end. This is a great story told in an amazing voice. Very highly recommended.

1 comment:

Fairday Morrow said...

I have never heard of this book. It is always nice when a book takes you by surprise. I may give this one a try!