Aug 05, 2020
Bewilderment of Boys
Posted by Karon Luddy

A drought has besieged Red Clover, South Carolina and the heart of seventeen year old Karlene Bridges Her big sister, Gloria Jean, is pregnant, and everyone carries on as if she were incubating the Light of this World but Karlene feels hysterical at becoming an aunt at such a young age Billy Ray Jenkins, former heartthrob, joined the United States Navy six months ago, aA drought has besieged Red Clover, South Carolina and the heart of seventeen year old Karlene Bridges Her big sister, Gloria Jean, is pregnant, and everyone carries on as if she were incubating the Light of this World but Karlene feels hysterical at becoming an aunt at such a young age Billy Ray Jenkins, former heartthrob, joined the United States Navy six months ago, and Karlene has been incommunicado ever since To soothe her jangled nerves, she has started writing songs and she is terrible at it Truly terrible And now, Spencer, her songwriting buddy, might get drafted and end up sloshing around in rice paddies in Vietnam, which agonizes Karlene because she knows that peace of any kind is unobtainable on this whirling blue planet Through the eyes of its wide eyed, sharp witted protagonist, Luddy delivers a powerfully intimate love story, which resonates with the reader long after the final page is read.

  • Title: Bewilderment of Boys
  • Author: Karon Luddy
  • ISBN: 9780991551804
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bewilderment of Boys A drought has besieged Red Clover South Carolina and the heart of seventeen year old Karlene Bridges Her big sister Gloria Jean is pregnant and everyone carries on as if she were incubating the Li

    Nancy Steinle gummel

    Bewilderment of Boys by Carol Luddy is a first reads win and I have given my honest opinion Tells the tale of a girl, Karlene, coming of age in the early 1970 s at the height of the Vietnam War where boys from her town have gone to war and haven t returned She s a young feminist with her heart wanting to get into a college and worrying about Billy Ray, who s in the navy Spencer received his draft notice and enlists in the Air Force Anyone who has lived through this period and recognize the angst [...]


    Susan Swiderski

    I received this delightful book through a giveaway, and in signing it for me, the author wrote, Enjoy Yes, ma am No problem, no problem at all Matter of fact, I don t think anyone would have a problem enjoying this book.In some ways, seventeen year old Karlene is an extraordinary young lady She s extremely intelligent, well spoken, and well read, a dutiful and obedient daughter, and an upstanding part of a close knit Bible belt community in 1971 America Blessed with a good mind and good friends, [...]


    Denise

    Full disclosure I was chosen a First Reads winner, and received an author signed paperback copy of Bewilderment of Boys by Karon Luddy in the mail That in no way influenced the review that follows.Set against the poetic lyrics and Vietnam war fears of the 1970s, this is a beautiful coming of age story, with its intelligent and intriguing seventeen year old heroine, Karlene She and the other characters are well sketched and their relationships hold the reader s interest they are believable and ev [...]


    Angela Hodkinson

    The book was amazing It mad me feel something, which is what I m usually looking for when I read a book It mad me laugh, smile, cry, and love It made me understand emotional feelings, which is something the protagonist and I have in common We read to understand human emotions In this book you ll most definitely understand the human emotions than you have before.


    Nora Gaskin Esthimer

    To me, one of the highest compliments I can give a book is to say it s a good beach read Why Because it is at the beach that I have time to sink into the story and the characters as a good story and strong characters deserve I read this at the beach and thoroughly enjoyed it I m hoping for a sequel.


    MIriam Spitzer Frankllin

    Beautifully written coming of age story Each chapter is like watching a scene about what life was like in a small southern town in 1971 Marlene Bridges is a strong character you can root for



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