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Hawkes Harbor
Hawkes Harbor
Author: S. E. Hinton
From Publishers Weekly — Erasing age and genre barriers, prize-winning, bestselling young adult author Hinton (The Outsiders) turns out a dark, funny, scary, suspenseful tale that will entertain mainstream and adventure/horror readers alike. Jamie Sommers is orphaned at the age of eight in 1950 and sent to live with some nasty nuns until...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780765305633
ISBN-10: 0765305631
Publication Date: 9/1/2004
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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babyjulie avatar reviewed Hawkes Harbor on + 336 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I read this on the strength of The Outsiders and was not disappointed. This is nothing like her others and is in fact, not the type of book I'd normally go for but in the end I loved it. I read it much quicker than i normally would have because I just had to know what happened next. Definitely recommended!
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Helpful Score: 1
Few books I read compel me to write a review on here. This book is not one of them. This is truly another good story by SE Hinton. Having read several others in grade school and now picking up this book 20 or so years later, I still enjoy this writer as much as I did when I was very young. The story was a bit odd in the beginning; the meeting and subsequent (forced?) friendship of a psychiatric patient and a vampire who eventually seems more human. The ending is heartbreaking and completely unexpected!
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The jacket was a little misleading. Here I thought it would be a story about a guy getting psychiatric therapy, and it was a story about vampires. Still good though!
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A story about a vampire that is actually pretty beleivable.
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Interesting book.
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The only thing I really knew about S. E. Hinton before I picked up this title was that she had written a classic book for young adults, THE OUTSIDERS.
HAWKES HARBOR is definitely not what I would consider a book for young adults.
A rough and ready young man with few friends knocks around the world. He gets by on either side of the law, not really caring which side his next job falls on. Then a combination of bad decisions and bad luck lands him in a situation so terrifying that his mind retreats from reality, and he isn't sure he wants to make his way back.
The writing is spare and clear---the actions make you want to check the locks on your doors and windows.
Do not read this book when you are alone at night...

From dust cover: An orphan and a bastard, Jamie Sommers grew up knowing he had no hope of heaven. Conceived in adultery and born in sin, Jamie was destined to repeat the sins of his parents -or so the nuns told him. And he proved them right. Taking to sea, Jamie sought out danger and adventure in exotic ports all over the world as a smuggler, gunrunner-and murderer. Tough enough to handle anything, he's survived foreign prisons, pirates, and a shark attack. But in a quiet seaside town in Delaware, Jamie discovered something that was enough to drive him insane-and change his life forever.
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Written more for teens this book held my interest. I liked the main character even though he was a bit of a rapscallion. Weird twist on the vampire story.
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I didn't like it really at all. It's strange and quite boring.
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This book was not what I expected at all, but it was a great story.
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Tor Books 2004 - "First Edtion" paper back. ---- I found myself confused at times where she was going with the story. But it all worked out in the end. S.E. Hinton has not lost her beautiful way with words and the bringing out of emotions.