Arthur Byrne Killing Hemingway: (A coming-of-age novel about life, decisions, love, and genius.)

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Praise for Killing Hemingway: "A fun, sweet, light read. Enjoyed it." -G "This is one of the most enjoyable books I've read." -Amazon Customer " It's charming and fun while directly addressing my loathing of Hemingway." - F Teddy Alexander is about to have a bad day that changes his life forever. He’s found his teacher’s bad side, and she wants him expelled. Although learning is his favorite thing to do, and Teddy is good at it, what he really wants is a friend. Friendship can be hard to find and sometimes fades, but Teddy keeps trying. Even at a young age, Teddy is kind, with a strong sense of right and wrong. When Mrs. Braunshausen gives away his turn to feed Mr. Chompers, the class tortoise, Teddy is not happy about it. He loves Mr. Chompers. This is the story of a young genius who grows into a hopeless romantic. We follow his life from age six, through high school at age twelve, and on to his decision to go back to college (for a PhD in Literature) after finishing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics at eighteen. A coming of age novel about life, decisions, love, and genius. Killing Hemingway is a perfect book for teen and young adult readers, those who never liked Hemingway, and anyone who enjoys a bit of humorous fiction with a side of cute.
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    Killing Hemingway: (A coming-of-age novel about life, decisions, love, and genius.)
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    miss_mesmerized

    17. February 2016 um 06:09

    Teddy Alexander is a child prodigy; nevertheless his parents try to have him lead a normal life. Instead of playing like other kids, he solves complex mathematical problems, where others meet their peers for play dates, he calls a Russian scientist. Physics is his passion already as a kid. When growing older, he skips some classes because some teachers are just unable to cope with his intelligence. The only problem is finding friends, in High School finally, he seems to have come across some and does not suspect that some might exploit his capacities. Most of the novel is written very lively and convincingly, you can imagine a boy like Teddy to be real and the problems he encounters due to his outstanding brain seem to be believable. It is only the last section, when he finally tries to life the life of an ordinary college boy which I found a bit boring and less compelling. This might be due to the fact that he loses most of what makes him a special character and behaves in a most ordinary way. The necessary happy-end also is on the one hand nice to have, but the novel was more interesting when not everything was hunky dory.

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