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    When We Were Animals review Ö 3 something terrible happened i had a copy of this book in which i had folded over so many pages scenes i wanted to revisit and passages i wanted to share when it came time to write this review and then it was taken from me never to be seen again i got my hands on another copy but it is all pristine and unfolded

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    review When We Were Animals Joshua Gaylord è 3 read free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB è Joshua Gaylord 45 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum hearing about this book from so many people I just knew I had to experience it for myself And now that I’ve read it When We Were Animals may well be the most interesting book to hit my shelves this year I’m still finding it difficult to categorize this unconventional coming

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    Joshua Gaylord è 3 read free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB è Joshua Gaylord When We Were Animals review Ö 3 The problem with audiobooks is that you can't highlight the beautiful passages and when you're finished you can't easily go back and read and re read your favourite parts So it's a bit of a shame I listened to When We Were Animals rather than read a physical copy as I do with 98% of my books because this book is

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    review When We Were Animals When We Were Animals review Ö 3 free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB è Joshua Gaylord I love coming of age stories I will gladly read the minutiae of a character's adolescence and their reflections o

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    free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB è Joshua Gaylord When We Were Animals review Ö 3 When We Were Animals is getting a lot of high praise and it’s all true Every bit of itAnd then there was meThe writing in When We Were Animals is fantastic I must read all the things by Joshua Gaylord I’m happy to hear Alden Bell is a pseud

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    When We Were Animals review Ö 3 free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB è Joshua Gaylord One of the best and most original coming of age stories I have ever read A combination of beautiful prose and horrifying sit

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    When We Were Animals review Ö 3 ‘We live our lives by measures of weeks months years but the creatures we truly are those are exposed in fractions of moments’ Lumen Fowler

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    When We Were Animals review Ö 3 This book was a bit of a surprise It's predominantly about a young girl and her experience taking part in her small town's 'breaching' ritual in which all the teenagers strip naked and run around the town like animals fighting for dominance and well fornicating like rabbits under the full moonThat might sound like a bit of a gimm

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    When We Were Animals review Ö 3 3 12 starsOn the surface this book is a YA story that takes on a strange phenomena something the sleepy Midwestern town keeps secret from outsiders Starting at puberty all the town’s teenagers “breach” during the nights of the full moon They rip their clothes off; destroy themselves and property; have indiscriminate sex with each other only to wake up bloody and bruised the next morning What really happ

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When We Were Animals review Ö 3 A small uiet Midwestern town which is unremarkable save for one fact when the teenagers reach a certain age they run wildWhen Lumen Fowler looks back on her childhood she wouldn't have guessed she would become a kind suburban wife a devoted mother In fact she never thought she would escape her small and peculiar hometown When We Were Animal The problem with audiobooks is that you can t highlight the beautiful passages and when you re finished you can t easily go back and read and re read your favourite parts So it s a bit of a shame I listened to When We Were Animals rather than read a physical copy as I do with 98% of my books because this book is stuffed to the brim with melancholy poignant bittersweet moments And it was wonderfulI wouldn t call this one a surprise exactly because I d seen a few glowing reviews and I have a strong fondness for coming of age stories but it still wasn t uite what I thought it would be I was expecting horror werewolves violence but told in a literary way than your standard genre book but what this really is is a compelling portrait of adolescent angst with a slight supernatural spin that just heightens that already intense experienceLumen is a flawed but fascinating protagonist and because the narrator of the audiobook is obviously a woman I completely forgot that her character was written by a man She just does the good girl gone bad transformation in such a realistic and non cliche way that it s hard to believe Joshua Gaylord hasn t gone through a teenage girl s life himselfFor all of its exciting topics and unusual premise When We Were Animals is not exactly what I would call fast paced It s gothic and dark but not horror it has several twists but is by no means plot driven It s introspective and thought provoking and a perfect slow burn Blah I wanted to write and gush about this one but there are only so many adjectives I can pull out here All I can say is if any of the above appeals to you just read this You can thank me later

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When We Were Animals review Ö 3 S is Lumen's confessional as a well behaved and over achieving teenager she fell beneath the sway of her community's darkest strangest secret For one year beginning at puberty every resident breaches during the full moon On these nights adolescents run wild destroying everything in their pathLumen resists Promising her father she will never I love coming of age stories I will gladly read the minutiae of a character s adolescence and their reflections on life and all that I love relating to the characters which happens a lot since they are often awkward lonersI also hate coming of age stories They re painful in the way real life is painful You like someone who doesn t know you exist or doesn t like you back You accidentally do really awkward things in front of people People laugh at you You die internally The characters never end up with the person they like so hard throughout the book The characters do such dumb things you want to punch them in the face Something so awful happens to them you want to punch the author They become sad somehow as adults When We Were Animals had all of the above Except Lumen wasn t a character you wanted to punch in the face She was likeable and smart she didn t hate other people and she didn t randomly do stupid things The story is told by her as an adult and while she is sort of one of those sad adults these characters can become she s also notAll the characters were real people The bitchy popular girl the best friend who makes new friends the hot popular guy and the bad seed were all here and none of them were cardboard cutoutsComing of age stories are hardly ever satisfying But I found that wasn t the case here Although it did end on something of an abrupt note it was also rather brilliant I see what you did there Mr GaylordI really enjoyed reading this I was initially skeptical since I didn t like Gaylord s first novel but I loved the books written under his pen name I love his writing and the way he can explain the most mundane things to make them beautiful I mean I kind of want to marry the guy but I m not a bigamist so there s that But I ll definitely be looking out for his future work

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When We Were Animals review Ö 3 Breach she investigates the mystery of her community's traditions and the stories erased from the town record But the we learn about the town's past the we realize that Lumen's memories are harboring secrets of their ownA gothic coming of age tale for modern times When We Were Animals is a dark provocative journey into the American heartla We live our lives by measures of weeks months years but the creatures we truly are those are exposed in fractions of moments Lumen Fowler recounts her childhood growing up in a small town in the Midwest that is anything but ordinary Children in this town once they hit puberty they go through what is called breaching where they let go of all social constraints and literally run wild and naked in the streets at night when the moon is full Lumen is a bit of a late bloomer and believes herself to be different from the other children until she inevitably succumbs with the need to feel the night air on her skinFirst and foremost this is not a werewolf story despite how the summary seems to allude to it There is no physical transformation that these children undergo only a surrendering to the madness that we ve all felt stirring inside us at one time or another The fact that this all occurs beneath the light of the full moon seems to be pure happenstance When We Were Animals brought to life the horrors of coming of age and learning to navigate the trickiness betwixt childhood and adulthood she was some nightmarish inversion of the person who had played in the sprinklers with me years before This girl was raw viperous glutted on nature and night They all were Like coyotes they made mockery with their bleating voices of those who needed light in order to feel safeAnd yet they were all too human This was one of the most exuisitely written books I ve ever had the pleasure of reading Vibrant and completely full of animalistic life It s not a traditional horror story however it is a very simplistic horror that we ve all suffered through in life It details a savageness a rawness It was incredible The plot itself is uite meandering just as growing up seems to take forever to get through Also like a typical teenager that can t wait to grow up and for life to finally happen of which it never seems to meet your expectations this story never amounted to anything I kept anticipating something monumental that never came Still this story of growing up is well worth the effort In the daylight you scoff at the shadows you cowered from the night before I received this book free from a Giveaway in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review

  • Paperback
  • 336
  • When We Were Animals
  • Joshua Gaylord
  • en
  • 20 March 2019
  • 9780316297905