Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Book Review - "Dan Knight's Journey"

"Dan Knight's Journey" by Edward F. Smith is the story of a young boy's journey into adulthood. Dan's story begins at twelve years of age, his father is away fighting the war and Dan and his mother move to a new neighborhood. Dan strikes up a friendship with Paddy and the boys are soon committing little crimes together. Dan meets Bunny and he becomes her secret boyfriend as her parents would not approve of him. After Dan's parents divorce, Dan moves once again to another new school and meets new friends. However, this time it is bigger crimes that he commits with his new friend. As the years go on, Dan moves on and he finds himself holding a great job and involved with more than one woman. A sudden turn of events causes Dan to seek help help from the past as he must protect his own life.

This book is set in the fast-moving, exciting city of New York and it is told from Dan's point of view. This really allows the reader to know Dan and be taken on this journey with him. The novel is well-written and easy to follow, making it an enjoyable read.

* I was provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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