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[PDF / Epub] ★ At Risk By Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us

At Risk The Farrells Are A Middle Class Family Living In A Small New England Town Ivan Farrell Is An Astronomer, Wife Polly A Photographer, Eight Year Old Charlie A Budding Biologist And 11 Year Old Amanda A Talented Gymnast And Then One Day, Unimaginable Tragedy Strikes.

[PDF / Epub] ★ At Risk  By Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us
  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • At Risk
  • Alice Hoffman
  • English
  • 07 January 2018
  • 0425165299

    10 thoughts on “[PDF / Epub] ★ At Risk By Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us


  1. says:

    Some readers have complained that this book written about a family coping with an AIDS diagnosis at the height of the AIDS panic of the late 1980s early 1990s feels dated While I recognize that it is no longer the current events novel it was originally conceived and written as, I feel that this book serves a very different purpose now as a reminder of the very real concerns and struggles that people faced during that time when almost nothing was known about AIDS, and thereby everything was Some readers have complained that this book written about a family coping with an AIDS diagnosis at the height of the AIDS panic of the late 1980s early 1990s feels dated While I recognize that it is no longer the current events novel it was originally conceived and written as, I feel that this book serves a very different purpose now as a reminder of the very real concerns and struggles that people faced during that time when almost nothing was known about AIDS, and thereby everything was feared The book immerses you in the 1980s down to the music of Madonna and Duran Duran, and the poster of Bruce Springsteen on the wall in order to show you what this time, now distant, was like for a small town family who was on the frontlines of this crisis The details are very realistic because they were current at the time I think that we might forget, looking back from a vantage point of twenty years late...


  2. says:

    This is one of my favourite books of all time I don t say that lightly as my other favourite books of all time are Lord of the Flies, Pride and Prejudice and Little Women When I found this book in a bookshop back in the early 1990s I had never heard of its author Alice Hoffman before I read the book in one sitting and then I immediately read it again.To date I have read itthan 100 times and recommended it to so many people.I cried for most of the book the first time I read it I still c This is one of my favourite books of all time I don t say that lightly as my other favourite books of all time are Lord of the Flies, Pride and Prejudice and Little Women When I found t...


  3. says:

    I read this book as a soph in HS and was rivited by the story It has stuck with me all these years An amazing yet difficult to read book, given the subject matter I might try to track down a copy and re read it, given how the times have changed.I just re read it, and wow Even better...


  4. says:

    This was my second Adult Fiction title by Hoffman I did not connect to this book characterwise like I did Faithful because there were too many basically flat characters who had been partially fleshed out, and I was hemming and hawng about giving it 3.5 stars on my blog which would have meant I would not be reviewing it there.These side character s stories could have easily been given in the narratives of essential characters Hoffman is skilled at weaving storylines together showing how lives This was my second Adult Fiction title by Hoffman I did not connect to this b...


  5. says:

    I m pretty much appalled by people who give this book a low grade because it is too sad It s heart wrenching for sure, but not melodramatic or over the top And this book is not dated in the slightest. Sure, it s about AIDS which, in case people don t know, is still with us, and still gets transferred unwittingly among people at times What the book also deals with is prejudice and love, and how fear of loss can cause us to ignore logic and what we know is right And that type of action I m pretty much appalled by people who give this book a low grade because it is too sad It s heart...


  6. says:

    This book has left me with a lump in my throat I cared about this family through each page, and I wish an epilogue was included because I want to know .


  7. says:

    I recently finished reading a wonderful book At Risk, by Alice Hoffman Here is what this book was about from the back of the book In this memorable striking Village Voice novel, New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman presents the story of an American family shattered by tragedy Ivan and Polly Farrell have two bright and talented children Eight year old Charlie has his father s scientific mind Amanda, eleven, possess the unusual strength and determination that has made her a pr I recently finished reading a wonderful book At Risk, by Alice Hoffman Here is what this book was about from the back of the book In this memorable striking Village Voice novel, New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman presents the story of an American family shattered by tragedy Ivan and Polly Farrell have two bright and talented children Eight year old Charlie has his father s scientific mind Amanda, eleven, possess the unusual strength and determination that has made her a promising gymnast But her strength runs out as she becomes ill and when she is diagnosed with AIDS, her family must draw on their own strengths as they come face to face with their deepest fears My Thoughts While reading this story I had to keep reminding myself that this book was written in the late 1980 s, at a time when not much was known about AIDS I also had to read the front of the boo...


  8. says:

    Book Overveiw from Publishers Weekly The Farrells are a middle class family living in a small New England town Ivan Farrell is an astronomer, wife Polly a photographer, eight year old Charlie a budding biologist and 11 year old Amanda a talented gymnast tension between spouses, and withal, the humor and love that holds families together Suddenly the Farrells are singled out for grief Amanda, who has been winning gymnastic meets despite a summer long malaise, tests positive for AIDS, contract Book Overveiw from Publishers Weekly The Farrells are a middle class family living in a small New England town Ivan Farrell is an astronomer, wife Polly a photographer, eight year old Charlie a budding biologist and 11 year old Amanda a talented gymnast tension between spouses, and withal, the humor and love that holds families together Suddenly the Farrells are singled out for grief Amanda, who has been winning gymnastic meets despite a summer long malaise, tests positive for AIDS...


  9. says:

    I m kind of hit or miss with this author Of her books that I ve read so far, I d say I really liked about half of them, and of the others, I ve had one or two that I haven t even wanted to finish, and others that were just ok This one sort of fits into all those categories I didn t actually read much of the description before jumping into it I just knew it was one of the author s that I hadn t gotten to yet Obviously, the other reviewers have given the details of the plot, so without going I m kind of hit or miss with this author Of her books that I ve read so far, I d say I really liked about half of them, and of the others, I ve had one or two that I haven t even wanted to finish, and others that were just ok This one sort of fits into all those categories I didn t ...


  10. says:

    I truly enjoy Hoffman s books and have not been disappointed yet Tis was a very interesting read as I remember the time it was written and how incredibly frightening AIDS was I recall the school assemblies with AIDS victims speaking and afterwards offering to shake hands if you were brave enough, even after just having spent an hour learning the facts as we knew them then The characters in this book were very real they were flawed and hopeful and tangible I can t say that any of the stor I truly enjoy Hoffman s books and have not been disappointed yet Tis was a very interesting read as I remember the time it was written and how incredibly frightening AIDS was I recall the school assemblies with AIDS victims speaking and afterwards offering to shake hands if you were brave enough, even after just having spent an hour learning the facts as we kn...

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