Boy swallows universe by Trent Dalton

amy-boy-swallows-universe.jpgFour and a half stars for this beautiful coming of age story. Eli is growing up in a rough part of Brisbane, with drug dealing parents, a mute older brother, and a best friend who is a murderer. It’s a tough setting, but it isn’t bleak; it’s funny, touching, a little bit magical, and full of surprises and hope. I loved it.

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