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I literally engulfed this book within a day's time.
I have other book club monthly reads and just wanted to start a few pages of this book; then, I couldn't put it down.
This book was published in 2003 and this is my first time hearing of it.
I lived in Atlanta then.
The author's ability to capture and express the candid expressions, fears, perspectives, and voices of so many black middle school voices (in the midst of the Atlanta Child Murders) is nothing short of brilliant.
I enjoyed this book even more than An American Marriage, though the prose and dialogues are just as superb.
All I can do is continue to read more.
For me, this is the first story that I can ever remember reading that shared my voice as a child growing up in a major Southern city.
It took place at a time when, first of all, it's tough growing up and being eleven years old and then to deal with a reallive nationallyknown bogeyman lurking around the city (the Atlanta Child Murders case).
My own memories of that time are vivid; when they found another child, we were in fear several hundred miles away.
Leaving Atlanta gave life to the black children of the 1970s that was far beyond the televised segments of What's Happening and Good Times.
The vernacular, the lifestyle joys of playing in a neighborhoodoutside (gasp.
these days), skating rinksall rang so familiar to me that I simply loved it as I was placed back in that time.
In this, her first novel, Tayari Jones illustrates the fears and joys of children on the cusp of adolescence within the backdrop of one of the most frightening national tragedies that most people have not even heard of: the Atlanta Child Murders.
Narrating the stories of three 5th graders, (Tasha, Rodney, and Octavia) using third, second, then first person point of view, the story flows like a classic jumprope game, with two of the three children taking a background role while the third stands in the middle, jumping to the rhythm of the rope, telling his or her own tale.
One jumps out, grabs the end of the rope, and cranks the rope while the next one can have his or her own say.
Jones slowly pulls readers in closer to the characters and the setting, helping us to see how panic and anger grow with each missing child and each recove It’s funny the things one thinks about in the early morning.
After a 2 am feeding, I lay in bed trying to find my way back into dreamland (it’s usually difficult, as once I’m up, I’m up).
And I was thinking about the last book I finished, Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones, and how it’s taken me quite a while to sit down and write about it.
Because it deserves to be written about.
I eventually drifted off to sleep (only to be woken by the wee reader’s grunts around 630 as he stirred but didn’t quite wake until an hour later), but felt that today ought to be the day that I write about this book.
And so, here it is.
The stories of three fifthgraders who attend Oglethorpe Elementary are tied to the nightmare of 1979 in Atlanta, when AfricanAmerican children began vanishing and turning up dead.
Tasha is desperately trying to fit in with her classmates (one day s