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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (706 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Silas House Narrator: Silas House Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The summer of 1976 should have been the best of times for nature-loving Eli Book, but instead it is filled with terrible changes. His sister begins to hate her country. His beautiful but distant mother is caught between his traumatized Vietnam War vet father and his former antiwar protester aunt, who has come to live with them. And the only person with whom he can be himself, his best friend, Edie, begins to turn inward when her parents split up. Watching from the sidelines while his world falls apart, Eli must take his first courageous steps toward truth-telling and adulthood. "ELI THE GOOD is this generation's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD." - Pamela Duncan, author of MOON WOMEN "Destined to become a classic." - Good Reads “As in any good southern novel, it’s the well-drawn characters and rich setting that make this a memorable story.” — Kirkus Reviews Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Erin Sterling | 1/21/2014

    " The book was pretty well-written, but I couldn't get over the fact that it did not sound like the voice of a ten-year old. At all. Which maybe could be explained by the epilogue in which the boy is all grown up, but still. Yes, the boy is curious, but he is all too thoughtful, observant, precocious, and reflective. Set around 1976, Eli seems to be the only one that pulls his family together--between his rebellious 16-year-old sister (who still loves him), his dad the Vietnam vet who is experiencing traumatic PTSD, his aunt Nell the war protester who Eli finds out has cancer, and his best friend whose parents are going through a terrible divorce. Just didn't do it for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 1/13/2014

    " You can read my thoughts here. (3.5/5) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angela | 1/6/2014

    " Sure to make my "best of the year" list, Silas House has created a novel for any age. 10 year-olds, teens, and adults will enjoy this story--which makes it a perfect book to share. I love how House is able to create an array of adults that influence and guide our young narrator's development through a tough coming-of-age expereince. I'm so glad to have someone like House trying his deft hand at a younger voice. His success is clear in both his careful writing and his emotional story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 1/4/2014

    " This was a story of family and friends and a boy growing up in the late 70s. Eli's story of growing up with a Vietnam Vet father who suffers from PTSD is a satisfying read. "

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