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The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow era Florida.As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart He is as good as anyone Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called The Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides physical, intellectual and moral training so the delinquent boys in their charge can become honorable and honest men In reality, The Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors, where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear out back Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr King s ringing assertion Throw us in jail and we will still love you His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked and the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble The tension between Elwood s ideals and Turner s skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys fates will be determined by what they endured at The Nickel Academy.Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative. Free Read The Nickel Boys [ author ] Colson Whitehead [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – quickpaydayloansonlineuk.co.uk

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  1. I loved this novel It is rich with detail, the plot twists in a really interesting way, the novel s structure is pretty brilliant and overall, this is an ambitious book that was really well executed It is a coming of age story where that coming of age is warped by the atrocities of a school for boys in segregated Florida As Elwood awakens to the civil rights movement, he is stripped of nearly all his rights Thehe understands the freedom he deserves, the less freedom he has and that jux I loved this novel It is rich with detail, the plot twists in a really interesting way, the novel s structure is pretty brilliant and overall, this is an ambitious book that was really well executed It is a coming of age story where that coming of age is warped by the atrocities of a school for boys in segregated Florida As Elwood awakens to the civil rights movement, he is stripped of nearly all his rights Thehe understands the freedom he deserves, the less freedom he has and that juxtaposition drives this remarkable novel At times, there were bits of prose that felt a bit, half hearted, like filler until he got to the part he wasinterested in I would have given this five stars but Whitehead uses cement instead of concrete ...

  2. The Florida Dozier School for Boys opened in 1900 and didn t close until 2011 In this novel, it is renamed the Nickel Academy and the story is partially based upon true events that took place during the early 1960 s Some of the boys, both black and white, had committed crimes while others didn t have families or were runaways The school didn t provide an academic education or help of any kind Instead, these young boys ages 18 21 were subjected to brutal beatings, sexual abuse, and unimagin The Florida Dozier School for Boys opened in 1900 and didn t close until 2011 In this novel, it is renamed the Nickel Academy and the story is partially based upon true events that took place during the early 1960 s Some of the boys, both black and white, had committed crimes while others didn t have families or were runaways The school didn t provide an academic education or help of any kind Instead, these young boys ages 18 21 were subjected to brutal beatings, sexual abuse, and unimaginable torture which led many to their deaths Elwood winds up at the school by making an innocent decision with unforeseeable consequences Being a southern town in the deep south during the 1960 s, the court s decision was racist Once incarcerated, Elwood finds friendship with fellow captive in the cynical Turner The novel follows these boys as they try to survive the hellish prison It is harrowing to know the abuses at this school c...

  3. In Colson Whitehead s latest historical masterpiece, a horrific, real life reform school for boys in Florida is fictionalized as The Nickel Academy, a century old institution where teenage boys, black and white, are sent for the slightest crimes truancy, petty theft, disrespecting a white person, or even the crime of being abandoned by their parents Extreme abuse, rape, racism, and brutal murder are ruling principles, and the only way to escape is to run away or suffer death at the hands of In Colson Whitehead s latest historical masterpiece, a horrific, real life reform school for boys in Florida is fictionalized as The Nickel Academy, a century old institution where teenage boys, black and white, are sent for the slightest crimes truancy, petty theft, disrespecting a white person, or even the crime of being abandoned by their parents Extreme abuse, rape, racism, and brutal murder are ruling principles, and the only way to escape is to run away or suffer death at the hands of the sadistic school administrators The story is narrated by Elwood Curtis...

  4. The world had whispered its rules to him for his whole life and he refused to listen, hearing instead a higher order The world continued to instruct Do not love for they will disappear, do not trust for you will be betrayed, do not stand up for you will be swatted down Still he heard those higher imperatives Love and that love will be returned, trust in the righteous path and it will lead you to deliverance, fight and things will change He never listened, never saw what was plainly in fron The world had whispered its rules to him for his whole life and he refused to listen, hearing instead a higher order The world continued to instruct Do not love for they will disappear, do not trust for you will be betrayed, do not stand up for you will be swatted down Still he heard those higher imperatives Love and that love will be returned, trust in the righteous path and it will lead you to deliverance, fight and things will change He never listened, never saw what was plainly in front of him, and now he had been plucked from the world altogether The only voices were those of the boys below, ...

  5. This is the eighth book by Whitehead that I ve read and by now I know what to expect from his fiction It will be full of perfect sentences that never feel like they re showing off It will break my heart at least three times in ways that are expected and surprising as a sucker punch It is best not to come in with any particular expectations, he is the master of any genre he pleases and sometimes a book is not the genre you think it is.THE NICKEL BOYS is in many ways his most traditional novel This is the eighth book by Whitehead that I ve read and by now I know what to expect from his fiction It will be full of perfect sentences that never feel like they re showing off It will break my heart at least three times in ways that are expected and surprising as a sucker punch It is best not to come in with any particular expectations, he is the master of any genre he pleases and sometimes a book is not the genre you think it is.THE NICKEL BOYS is in many ways his most traditional novel It is a piece of historical fiction about a reformatory school for boys aka juven...

  6. Giddy up, motherfucker Says it all really.

  7. Colson Whitehead continues to be unafraid to expose the horror of the black experience in America, and to that, I say, amen, Mr Whitehead This is the story of a boys reform school in the south, and the history of torture the boys endured there Although this is fiction, the school this book is based on, did indeed exist, and operated as the novel depicts The story of Elwood Curtis is a study in race relations and utter cruelty, and the hopelessness of those children who were held for years is Colson Whitehead continues to be unafraid to expose the horror of the black experience in America, and to that, I say, amen, Mr Whitehead This is the story of a boys reform school in the south, and the history of torture the boys endured there Although this is fiction, the school this book is based on, did indeed exist, and operated as the novel depi...

  8. 4.5 stars rounded up What a heartbreaking, incredibly well written novel based on an actual reform school for boys in Florida The Dozier School for Boys This book is slight in pages 210 , but voluminous in content, heart, and emotion I was immediately drawn into the world of the main character, Elwood, and soon his friend, Turner The writing is economical in some ways, but in others wholly literary and arresting Whitehead s choice to set the novel during the Civil Rights movement il 4.5 stars rounded up What a heartbreaking, incredibly well written novel based on an actual reform school for boys in Florida The Dozier School for Boys This book is slight in pages 210 , but voluminous in content, heart, and emotion I was immediately drawn into the world of the main character, Elwood, and soon his friend, Turner The writing is economical in some ways, but in others wholly literary and arresting Whitehead s choice to set the novel during the Civil Rights movement illuminates the severe inequality of the time and adds to the depth of the story as young Elwood uses the teachings speeches of Martin Luther King for inspiration and strength Wow I still have not read this author s, The Underground Railroad, and don t know what I ve...

  9. I remember driving through Maraianna, Florida with my grandparents and hearing stories about the Dozier School for Boys The reform school in The Nickel Boys is based on The Dozier School, and those stories...