Friday, November 26, 2010

What I Read #102

The Obstacle Course by J.F. Freedman: For years, Roy Poole has dreamed about attending U.S. Naval Academy when he finishes high school. On weekends, he hangs out there, and has mastered the midshipman's obstacle course. Roy has many other obstacles to overcome before his dream can come true.
This coming-of-age story takes place during the first six months of 1957. A time before schools became integrated. A time when life was different than it is today.

Happy Reading,


Mellodee said...

Ever since I first read "A Catcher in the Rye" way back in high school (long, long ago!), I have been enamored of coming of age novels. Boy's, girl's -- makes no difference. I guess I keep trying to find out where I went wrong!! (LOL!) This one just might have to be the next one on my list!

I've been reading Maggie's blog for a while, and came over to visit your blog a few times. You appear to be more of a contempory of mine. I haven't found many blogs by men that have caught my interest, but I'm gonna have to sign up to follow yours!

You are welcome to come visit mine too!

Jimmie Earl said...

Mellodee, Thanks for coming over and reading. It's always nice to have new readers. I might want to caution you, if you are offended by rough language and, shall I say, explicitness, you may want to skip this novel. If not, read it. I found it endearing in spots. Maybe because I was about that same age in 1957!!