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The Nickel Boys Read The Nickel Boys By Colson Whitehead Thomashillier.co.uk 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.



10 thoughts on “The Nickel Boys

  1. says:

    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 mov


  2. says:

    Colson Whitehead confirms his position as a phenomenal writer with this ostensibly heartbreaking and harrowing fictional storytelling, but which is informed by the darkest, most shameful, and ugliest period of American history explored through the lives of two young boys, set in the early 1960s Civil Rights time and all the horrors of the Jim Crow era in Frenchtown,


  3. says:

    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 educatio


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    It was quite a sight, all the boys, big and small, hustling in unified purpose, paint on their chins, the chucks wobbling as they ferried the cans of Dixie As part of their community service, The Nickel Boys paint buildings Dixie White, while avoiding sadistic and potentially fatal beatings delivered via a leather strap named Black Beauty The boys, cheaper than a dime a dance


  5. says:

    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


  6. says:

    The Nickel Boys is what happens when The Shawshank Redemption meets When They See Us meets Colson Whitehead s faultless instincts as a novelist Some books are 5 stars because they strike a chord with your own specific reading tastes some are 5 stars because they are so good everybody should read them This book is firmly in the latter category The Nickel Boys is about a re


  7. says:

    The Nickel Boys draws its inspiration from incidents of abuse at the real life Dozier School for Boys, a now closed reformatory school in Florida that operated for than a century Though the facility opened with apparently good intentions to bring a enlightened approach to the treatment of troubled and orphaned youngsters, it devolved into an underworld of torture, rape and murder Just last


  8. says:

    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


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    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 deliv


  10. says:

    The setting of Colson Whitehead s latest novel is mid 60s Florida, and the state is still amidst the Jim Crow era Elwood, raised by his grandmother in Frenchtown, works in a tobacconists and is scouted for attendance at free classes in the local college Elwood has become inspired by Martin Luther King s speeches through a recording of MLK s work that his grandmother bought, but becomes embroiled in a crime


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