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Demon Copperhead
Demon Copperhead
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
"Anyone will tell you the born of this world are marked from the get-out, win or lose." Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, this is the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father's good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wi...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780063251922
ISBN-10: 0063251922
Publication Date: 10/18/2022
Pages: 560
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Harper
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 220
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Readnmachine avatar reviewed Demon Copperhead on + 1456 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Kingsolver walks a tightrope here, not always successfully, as she updates âDavid Copperfield' and slams it down into the heart of Appalachia for a look at what institutional poverty and disintegrating family structure does to children growing up in that toxic environment.
dragoneyes avatar reviewed Demon Copperhead on + 817 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
An interesting story on a boy growing up in southern Appalachia. Surrounded by drugs, poverty and abuse, he strives to make the best out of everything but soon his world falls apart. Thrown into the foster care system, he struggles to keep his head above water. Finally, he gets to a place where luck would find him only to crash his dreams and send him spiraling into his own world of substance abuse. This is his heart-wrenching yet hopeful journey.
It was a good book and I really felt like I was part of the story. Growing up as a child near the area, I could relate to the small town life. I did feel it was a bit too long. I was reading with gusto until about 2/3 of the way, then it just started to slog for me and I struggled to finish. Even though the ending was satisfying, I ended up feeling more relieved that it was done than anything else.
aprillynn avatar reviewed Demon Copperhead on + 74 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
4.5 stars, wonderfully written yet a tad too long - by the end I just wanted to finish the story. A glimpse into poverty, foster care, and addiction, Demon Copperhead is a character I will not forget. I have never read David Copperfield by Charles Dickens or a Barbara Kingsolver novel, so I went into this just knowing it had great reviews and it did not disappoint.
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