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Visitation Street

A Novel

Pochoda, Ivy

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Visitation Street
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"It's summertime in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood. June and Val, two fifteen-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see. And then they disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore, semi-conscious in the weeds"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0062249894
9780062249890
Branch Call Number: FICTION POCHODA 2013
Characteristics: 306 p. :,map ;,24 cm

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A great example of literary crime fiction. The mystery revolves around the case of two teenagers who take a raft out on the bay on a hot, summer night but only one returns. This book also explores a vivid group of characters and their place in the community.

In Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood, June and Val, two fifteen-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see. And then they disappear.


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Dec 04, 2014
  • Pisinga rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't like it too much at the beginning. But with each read page I could start to feel characters more and more like real human beings.

Oct 16, 2014
  • onedirectioner rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

so good....

Mar 04, 2014
  • MaryBee rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I could not finish this; I found the story slow and pretty uninteresting. The characters didn't resonate with me.

Jan 08, 2014
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A very good book. Not to be missed.

Comparisons have been made to Dennis Lehane for this first novel. It’s set in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a depressed waterfront community. It’s a mystery (two girls venture out on a raft one night and only one returns) but it’s a subtle one and the portrait of a rundown community just managing to get by is convincing and memorable.

Nov 12, 2013
  • BlueHippo rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was good, but not outstanding. An interesting set-up and well-developed characters.

Oct 25, 2013
  • Beadyida rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book so much that I am taking the time to rate it. The writing reminds me of a John Steinbeck novel with interesting characters. The story is rich but very relatable to today's issues.

I returned the book today and miss it already.

Sep 07, 2013
  • emily8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

write more books - absolutely reco-
mmend this book from 16 to whatever age - terrific beginning of a career from former squash player - thanks Ivy

Aug 31, 2013
  • JCLJanineM rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The descriptive prose in this book truly captures the setting. The author has created characters I care about with a plot that keeps me involved in the story.

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