Lucy. How does a coming of age debut novel stand out from the many others available to read? Write well and develop interesting and complex characters. That’s exactly what Dana Czapnik has done in her novel titled, The Falconer. Set during a senior year in high school in New York City in 1993, we get to meet Lucy, a talented basketball player who is falling in love with her friend, Percy. Czapnik taps into all the questions and concerns that a seventeen-year-old girl faces, especially one whose talent in sports can alienate from her male and female peers. Readers should never underestimate the interior lives of others, and Czapnik reveals much insight about our human condition as she develops the character of Lucy for us.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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