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Setting Free the Kites by Alex George

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Setting Free the Kites is set in Maine in the late 70’s. It is the story of childhood friends Nathan and Robert as they navigate life. The story follows their friendship through tragedy, school, first jobs and first loves.

This book was beautifully written. I felt like I was right there with the boys as they grew up in a more innocent time. They deal with major issues in each family, i.e., Robert’s brother has muscular dystrophy that affects the whole family.

Although there were many sad parts in this book, I still enjoyed the story. The characters are very engaging and the writing is addictive. I will be checking out the author’s other book, A Good American.

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