South of Broad
This was my first book by this author and what a way to start! This was an excellent read. I loved the characters immediately and their connection to each other. Leo King is the main character and he introduces a group of odd teenagers to each other in the late 1960s--rich kids Chad, Molly and Frasier, orphans Niles, Starla and Betty, should be orphans Trevor and Sheba and black football captain Ike--in a time when rich and poor, black and white, should not have mixed. This group remains true to each other over the years and through horrible things and that made me care greatly about them. The writing is superb and even though the book was over 500 pages, I could have read 500 more. I strongly recommend this book. I received a copy of this book to review from the publisher.