- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1055 KB
- Print Length: 335 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Three Towers Press (2 Jun. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00Y33IYBM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,513,146 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 55 reviews
Solid and well-written coming of age novel
18 July 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
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This gritty coming-of-age novel about a young boy named Angelo had me hooked from the beginning. Witnessing the disappearance of his father at such a young age had a huge impact on Angelo, and how he grew up from that point on. The author does a great job in describing to us the pits and perils of life and growing up in the 1950s on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Angelo is a tough kid, and he and his group of friends do what they have to in order to survive in a charged and often tense atmosphere of teen angst. Gangs are rampant in his neighborhood, and these boys have no choice but to either join or become a target themselves. Instead, Angelo and his friends end up creating their own gang, Weepers, and we watch as they struggle to prove themselves. Angelo’s journey to becoming a man is a riveting tale, and one that I would recommend to anyone, but especially teenage boys, as I feel they could really relate to the story. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Weepers is a treat for anyone looking to be captivated by a story that includes passion, fear, danger, and fierce love of family
9 April 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Weepers, written by Mr. Nick Chiarkas, was an excellent read that had me captivated from the first few pages until the very end...and what a great ending it was! I had a hard time putting this book down, and was a bit sad when it came to an end. This was a courageous story of a boy growing up in the housing projects of 1950's Lower Manhattan, and all that it entailed. I found myself intrigued by all the twists and turns of a young boy's life in the projects. I was spellbound by this story that included tender words of love from a close-knit family, yet riveted, and on the edge of my seat, with tales of gangs, organized crime, and murder. The story invoked a perfect balance of emotions, from love and compassion to fear and anger, which ultimately left me longing for more. I am eagerly awaiting the sequel!
15 September 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
I really liked this book. It describes the lives of the members of an extended family, most of whom live in a public housing project in 1950's New York City. Mafia activity, gang warfare and police corruption are major parts of the story. There is a fair amount of violence, but it's not out of keeping with the story. The characters are well developed and invite sympathy, and the plot starts with a bang in the opening scene, maintains suspense throughout the book and has a few surprises toward the end. I had a hard time putting down this book!
Lee Christine Brownlee
Brought to life an entire era.
11 August 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Well written book, and as a New Yorker, the city is portrayed beautifully and naturally. Excellent mystery. I really like how the author brings to life the era of the story. You can actually picture NY in that era, the streets, street talk, family ties and the way of life. It is authentic, down to the family mannerisms and lifestyle. Perfectly portrayed and well-written.
Not what I thought it would be, in a good way
7 September 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
this story is elegantly written. Very rare that I actually buy subsequent books from the same author, but this book did it for me. The story is a coming-of-age type set in the slums of New York, but is beautifully written with a good blend of character development and action. A must read!