Friday, August 17, 2018
The Agony of Bun O'Keefe, by Heather Smith
In sum, a fairly dreary novel about an at-risk child and a group of well-meaning but not altogether reliable friends. There's not really any deep message or meaning here and the characters, while colorful, were not all that sympathetic. The book had originality but the story never grabbed me and the threatening situations (including a scene in which Bun gets molested) were often quite disturbing.