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Kilometer 99: A Novel (2014)

by Tyler Mcmahon(Favorite Author)
4.06 of 5 Votes: 1
ISBN
1250047080 (ISBN13: 9781250047083)
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English
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St. Martin's Griffin
review 1: Malia is working on an aqueduct in El Salvador with the Peace Corps. She has been there about a year and her work has been fulfilling and her personal life has been enriched by meeting and falling in love with Ben. A major earthquake has struck and has ended her work so she and Ben decide to leave El Salvador and travel. Their plans are thwarted repeatedly... No spoilers here so you'll have to read it! The characters are well defined and at times I found myself just shaking my head over their decisions and the consequences.I was fortunate to receive this book, Kilometer 99 by Tyler McMahon, from St. Martin's Press.
review 2: Thank you to the author and/or publisher and First Reads giveaways here on Goodreads, can't wait to dive in!``````````````````````````````
... more`````````````````````````````````````````````````````````If you are looking for a summer read full of sun and surf but want something a lot grittier than your average beach read then this is it! You meet Malia and Ben in the place they love the most; in the ocean surfing the next big wave. The setting of El Salvador; the tumultuous place where they are serving the the Peace Corps; means that it is not going to stay all fun and sun for long. Soon the couple is in a dangerous world of drugs,violence, and thievery where one mistake could sidetrack their plans or even take their lives. You don't need to love surfing, but just understand that once you commit to a wave you have to ride it out or be wiped out.There are many such surfing is to life references, and the plot is often depressing, but in all a thought provoking book.This was a previously unheard of book for me, randomly won in a Goodreads giveaway but quickly grabbed my attention and became a favorite of the year so far. less
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candy
This is a good adventure type book. I really enjoyed reading it. Won this book from goodreads.
ttyyoo
Very good book. Highly recommended.I won this free at goodreads.com
Mick
This should be on everyone's summer reading list...
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