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Jack Weyland

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Obres de Jack Weyland

Charly (1980) 185 exemplars
Sam (1981) 130 exemplars
Adam's Story: A Novel (2003) 52 exemplars
Michelle and Debra (1990) 49 exemplars
Sara, Whenever I Hear Your Name (1987) 44 exemplars
Stephanie (1989) 44 exemplars
Cheyenne in New York: A Novel (2003) 41 exemplars
Emily (1999) 41 exemplars
Alone, Together (2006) 36 exemplars
Jake (1998) 36 exemplars
On the Run (1995) 34 exemplars
Saving Kristen (2005) 33 exemplars
Nicole (1993) 32 exemplars
Kimberly (1992) 32 exemplars
The Understudy (1656) 30 exemplars
A New Dawn (1984) 30 exemplars
Brittany (1997) 29 exemplars
Lean on Me (1996) 28 exemplars
Brenda at the Prom (1988) 27 exemplars
Ashley and Jen (2000) 27 exemplars
Peppertide (1983) 23 exemplars
Megan (2001) 21 exemplars
As Always, Dave (2008) 21 exemplars
Last of the big-time spenders (1986) 17 exemplars
The reunion (1982) 14 exemplars
The Samaritan Bueno (2009) 11 exemplars
Weyland: Five complete novels (1994) 10 exemplars
Jack Weyland-Boxed Set (1992) 5 exemplars
Forever (2001) 5 exemplars
Eagles Don't Eat Worms (2003) 5 exemplars
Cameron Meets Madison (2010) 3 exemplars
King Daryl of Dread (2002) 2 exemplars
Gerald Giraffe (2012) 2 exemplars
Charly's Diary (2013) 2 exemplars
Heather 101 (2012) 2 exemplars
Be the Lion! (2014) 1 exemplars
The Adventures of Don Croasmun (2016) 1 exemplars
Hannah's Legacy (2017) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Turning Hearts: Short Stories on Family Life (1994) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
A Sure Foundation: Answers to Difficult Gospel Questions. (1988) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Christmas for the World: A Gift to the Children (1991) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars


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Good LDS story. Love and conversion.
kslade | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2022 |
Good LDS novel, sequel to Charlie.
kslade | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2022 |
I am constantly scared for these characters, more so that they could exist in any plane of existence and that someone might try to recreate this. I listened to both audiobook and read the book and both characters are annoying, there's so much WHIMSICAL behavior from children and young adults that don't belong bursting from the mouth of a person that age. And even as adults, they often read as children.

Even the book description addresses the Ferris wheel scene. There are many moments like this that feel almost along the lines of blackmail. A perfect example is one telling the other they're engaged when they are, in fact, not, and the other party had no thought upon marriage let alone romance.

This book is extremely racist. Especially for the 80s. That was right after a lot of love and acceptance and right before the 90s changes. But Charly is full of awful racism(plural) and racist prerogative. Native Americans are also written as essentially barely even human, much like a certain Disney movie.

Our main characters are also, mainly Sam, racist, sexist, and extremely religious. Though I don't remember it coming up in book, Sam is also clearly homophobic. He's also patronizing. Meanwhile Charly has the personality of girl. She's a pixie love dream, a being who is wholly unreal and "quirky". She's written childish and often as much younger than Sam, to the point in some scenes I was certain he was dating a mentally regressed woman or someone with severe bipolar or emotional issues left untreated.

With all that said, it's almost like it's a comedy, right? Wrong. This is Mormon propaganda given to children to help them embrace a life where men are in power and women are lucky if they're the only wife. This is doctrine through and through. Charly and Sam are just puppets being used to sell children and youth into a religion that doesn't care about their well-being at all.

Read if you like trash and bad books, but skip otherwise.
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Yolken | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jul 1, 2022 |
I love re-reading this book, full of nostalgia for me, and the ending is so bitter-sweet.
quinton.baran | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Mar 29, 2021 |

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