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Touched author Scott Campbell free read ¶ 106 An's wife Linda and concluded by Robbie himself fifteen years later when he has returned to town for a high school reunion Each voice is remarkably persuasive and utterly convincing and the result is a novel that is impossible to put down as it is impossible to forg. I didn t know what to expect going in to this book Was it a thriller a drama was the guy guilty didn t know Turns out the book is a very straight forward and believable portrait of a man and boy relationshipWhat I liked about the book is that it was well rounded all the sides were presented and the four sides were presented unslanted Everyone in the story did something wrong and there was no attempt to hide that but at the same time it wasn t glorified People do things that are wrong all the timeThe interesting thing for me was the grey area of the whole situation I feel that pedophilia has become the witch hunt of our times and the witch hunt is doing harm than good I was dating a guy who lived in a different country from his daughter and missed her very much He inuired about a job at a day care and was told no single man was ever going to get that job and it s a shame These kids are missing out on something and so is he There seems to be an attitude of men all being sex fiends and women having to clutch them to their bosom for protection 247 and that is not goodThe boy in this story was 12 still a child but also capable of having sexual feelings like most kids do I know I did So is this relationship with the man the worst thing that could happen More to the point is it worse than the aftermath of the trial and the whole town knowingAt the same time there were holes in the perpetrators judgment you could drive a truck through How could you love someone only at a certain age What happens when they get older And how do you love someone who isn t fully developed who is so pliable that you can mold them with the slightest contact And there is a responsibility with that powerI m reminded of The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault and the boy love practiced in ancient Greece It s something that s been around for at least thousands of years and I don t know that moral outrage is the key to stopping it There seems to be a reluctance with this topic to talk about actualities instead of idealsThis all being said I felt the book was slow in parts I felt the plot other than the touching was nonexistent that the part from the wife s perspective was the weakest and went on too long I didn t care about her time in the moonlight with the perpetrator The guys three daughters were so stiff they could have been called cardboard one two and three Also I read the author on say this was made into a play I don t know who the audience for that would be I don t know who the audience for this book would be really there s such a moral outcry against this topic that any slightly impartial viewpoint would be crucifiedGood enough book didn t change my life Mapa Regional Castilla y León, Madrid utterly convincing and the result is a novel that is impossible to put down as it is impossible to forg. I didn t know what to expect going in to this book Was it a thriller a drama was the guy guilty didn t know Turns out the book is a very straight forward and believable portrait of a man and boy relationshipWhat I liked about the book is that it was well rounded all the sides were presented and the four sides were presented

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Touched author Scott Campbell free read ¶ 106 Robbie Young is an ordinary twelve year old boy about to drop a bombshell that will devastate his small town family One day he rides his bike home after school finds his mother in the kitchen making dinner and speaks aloud the secret he's been keeping for a year Jer. Interesting premisse but the way it was used left much to be desired Many chapters started with unrelated ponderings of the respective narrators stuff I was not interested in and it didn t even feel it was building up to something Those long boring introductions were probably supposed to flesh out a character and all that but it only bothered me and I kept thinking get on with the storyStyle wasn t anything remarkable It wasn t bad and it wasn t outstanding Some observations were neat and redeemed the author a little but most were bland and uninteresting Other than the daring subject it was nothing special Ek Chithrha Sukh used left much to be desired Many chapters started with Mapa Regional Castilla y León, Madrid unrelated ponderings of the respective narrators stuff I was not interested in and it didn t even feel it was building A lingua de fora uninteresting Other than the daring subject it was nothing special

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Touched author Scott Campbell free read ¶ 106 Ry Houseman's been touching me Robbie has been molested and the Young family will never be the same From that moment on the novel unfolds with inexorable power The story is narrated in four parts first by Robbie's mother then by Jerry Houseman himself then by Housem. Whilst the novel makes it clear that Rob has been damaged by Jerry it does allow that all of the adult characters including by his own account the victim are flawed and imperfect people The portrayal of these adults is the most interesting aspect of the narrative because Campbell is interested in how our natures shape our perceptions of morality and this novel is about perceptionObviously Jerry initiates sexual contact with a child knowing this and is punished for it I found it disturbing that he seemed to have drawn a line under his experience in the Philippines where buying Ernesto was just business as though this was not as serious as what he did at home However we all also tend to minimise our culpability in a past action when we are resolved to try not to repeat it in the future and Jerry does try to change his behaviour because he is aware that it is wrong I think that within the moral universe of this novel this is an important factorBy contrast the boy s parents are also culpable though less blameworthy For example Linda s dissatisfaction with her introverted husband is an understandable factor leading to her affair which takes her focus away from her family but isn t it also cheating and betrayal Similarly her husband s introversion and lack of interaction is also understandable some people are simply uiet and introverted but it is a failing Jerry is able to insinuate himself into Robbie s life whilst his parents attention is elsewhere The adult Rob certainly has this interpretation of the events when he faces his feelings about them at last To him their unawareness allows them to cast all of the blame onto Jerry and desire his punishment and to resent that imposed on them by their guilt and public humiliation They seek public vindication in the courts but they see their son as damaged even after they receive itRobbie at least feels that Jerry taking all of the blame is unjust but he cannot say so without being disloyal to his parents and his community He is adrift from community standards in not simply wanting to see the proscribed guilty party punished and be done with it He knows that a part of himself enjoyed the attention and even the sex The evil of all of it is that that because knowingness preceded adulthood he remains a child incapable of taking responsibilities finishing school maintaining a relationship etc He is terribly damaged and wronged by those who were adults at the time that he suffered the abuseI have not mentioned the other adult Mrs Houseman but I see that some reviewers revile her the most It is certainly hard to comprehend what motivates her and why she is so loyal to a man she is appalled by When Robbie gets the news from her that Jerry has died in prison his reaction is to want to kill her This is terribly ironic given that he condemns his mother for having wanted justice Mrs Houseman is constructed as the least selfish of the novel s characters and the adult who suffers the most because of this I thought that it was interesting that she had a religious side and though she obviously was not a Pharisee about church attendance and practice she tried very hard to follow her religious principles encourage the best in people hope that they will have integrity trust them when they ask for your help etc when it came to moral judgements You might argue that she enables him to be a monster but if so she pays dearly for it and she never betrays him even though he does her On balance I believe that she is punished disproportionately to her guilt for her loyalty to a man that most of us would have condemned and not attempted to understandIn all then a novel that condemns the wickedness of pedophilia and chronicles its destructive conseuences but also a novel that implies that our outrage and desire to vilify others may arise from our own selfishness that attempts to support others in their struggles may be futile and that trust is not always rewarded Not a very cheerful take on humanity but not a simplistic treatment of sexual abuse either


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    read & download Touched author Scott Campbell Scott Campbell ↠ 6 summary characters µ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Scott Campbell A boy comes home one night and tells his mother the neighbor has been molesting himThat starts an incredibly open and deep examination of how the thing happened It is told from 4 separate points of view The boy as an adul

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    Touched author Scott Campbell (READ) characters µ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Scott Campbell Scott Campbell ↠ 6 summary I guess seeing this unfold from several perspectives may have been interesting for some but I didn't appreciate it Three of the characters were horrible people and one had a horrible thing happen to him shaping the rest of his life The worst character in this book is Jerry Houseman but his wife is a close second and at times in my

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    Touched author Scott Campbell (READ) Interesting premisse but the way it was used left much to be desired Many chapters started with unrelated ponderings of the respective narrators stuff I was not interested in and it didn't even feel it was building up to something Those long boring introductions were probably supposed to flesh out a character and all that but it only bothered me and I kept thinking get on with the storyStyle wasn't anything remarkable It wasn't

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    Touched author Scott Campbell (READ) read & download Touched author Scott Campbell Superb story about a boy molested by a neighbor The plot is developed through the POV of 4 characters The author deftly described the molestation's effects on people without writing a gratuitous sex scene

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    read & download Touched author Scott Campbell Touched author Scott Campbell (READ) Scott Campbell ↠ 6 summary Disturbing And I have to admit it held my interest Would like to see what other books this author may have written

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    Touched author Scott Campbell (READ) Scott Campbell ↠ 6 summary I didn't know what to expect going in to this book Was it a thriller a drama was the guy guilty didn't know Turns out the book is a very straight forward and believable portrait of a man and boy relationshipWhat I liked about the book

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    Touched author Scott Campbell (READ) characters µ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Scott Campbell Scott Campbell ↠ 6 summary May Contain SpoilersTouched by Scott Campbell was a uick and very interesting read about a child who has been molested It was broken down into 4 parts told from 4 different character’s perspectives The first part

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    Touched author Scott Campbell (READ) Scott Campbell ↠ 6 summary characters µ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Scott Campbell I broke plans to keep reading this book I rarely find a story I can't put down but this one pulled me inI enjoy stories on the darker side of the human condition the things so seldom shown in the studio movies Bad book reviews about deplorable characters and terrible events are often the reason I select a book I am the reader tha

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    Touched author Scott Campbell (READ) I rated it a 3 because I found it interesting enough to finish and rarely finish books I don't like Although I usually don't need to like or be able to identify with characters of a book in order to like the story I didn't have any r

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  • Touched author Scott Campbell
  • Scott Campbell
  • English
  • 07 May 2019
  • 9780553378221