Quality short American novel,
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This review is from: So Long, See You Tomorrow (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)
So Long, See You Tomorrow is a high quality short novel that shows very effectively how children can be impacted by traumatic events in their families. The story is about two boys in the same small town who experience such traumas - one boy is deeply affected by the death of his mother, and the other boy is severely victimised by the effects of an affair and murder involving his parents. This is an entertaining and dramatic story, with quality writing. I have only given it 4 stars because in telling story the author jumps around between the two families and between points in time such that it is confusing and, like another reviewer who pointed this out, I find it hard to believe that someone could feel long-term guilt as a result of, while a teenager, not having acknowledged another boy in a school hallway (which is perhaps the central incident for the story). Overall, I have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone with an interest in good American literature.