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Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum’s powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers alienated funny yearning Good Kings PDFEPUBfor autonomy except that they live in an institution f. Book club read #4 Feb 2017not only shines a light on a segment of society often ignored in art as well as life but also a really great read The Washington PostMore than shines a light this book exposes what's wrong and what is right with the whole system specifically nursing homes for disabled children Kids are abused neglected some die even one is too many and others grow up within the system hoping some day their lives might go back to normal on the outside just wanting what every other kid wants To have fun be loved get a job feel valued get married and move into an apartmentBecause this home has the misfortune of also being located in Illinois where I live where no matter who they elect to be governor they can't seem to pass a state budget or pay the bills this place is probably disadvantaged than others I can only imagineSusan Nussbaum's debut is an amazing success She manages to tell a sad story with a sense of humor and compassion Loved it

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Good Kings Bad KingsHave little or no control over their fate Good Kings Bad Kings challenges our definitions of what it means to be disabled in a story told with remarkable authenticity and in voices that resound with humor and spir. I have been anxiously waiting for 8 months to read this book In June I watched Barbara Kingsolver give Susan Nussbaum the Bellwether award and Susan's inspirational and emotional speech left most of us in tears Since then I've been pestering the publisher's rep for a galley and received it the other day So far I am absolutely loving it and hope it continues to be fabulous so I can recommend it to everyone I knowUpdate It took a bit to sort out the various characters as the story is told from the viewpoints of the staff and residents of an institution for juveniles with various kinds of disabilities but eventually the novel became engrossing and moving This book will rip out your heart stomp on it with 6 in platform heels and stuff it back into your chest Truly amazing and I hope it's the huge success it deserves It would also be worth recommending to older teensA word of warning though try not to finish it in public and have a few tissues handy

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Characters ¹ Good Kings Bad Kings Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß [Ebook] ➠ Good Kings Bad Kings Author Susan Nussbaum – Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum’s powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers—alienaOr juveniles with disabilities This unfamiliar isolated landscape is much the same as the world outside friendships are forged trust is built love affairs are kindled and rules are broken But those who call it home. 25 starsWell this is awkward How can you give a less than stellar rating to a book that deals with youth nursing homes and disabilities It's just that this novel was so cookie cutter and predictable All the bad happens rape kick backs abuse mistreatment etc And some good happens too The characters are not well developed and everything is wrapped up too neatly I appreciate that Nussbaum did her research regarding the System and its treatment of the handicapped in Chicago but the alternating points of view didn't vary much by tone so each voice sounded exactly the same and the voices were too collouial too much like a teenager from the ghetto talking to his buddies on the street corner So Ricky the driver sounds like Michelle the recruiter and they all sound the same yo know what I'm sayin'There is clearly a Theme here a very heavy Theme with a big t and it's that the system abuses its power and people with disabilities need autonomy and freedom I don't disagree but this book was so preachy; there were so many lessons and roses grew out of the ashes and so on I was especially annoyed by the romance between Joanne who was a uadriplegic and Ricky the driver at the youth nursing home and a really Nice Guy We are told early on that Joanne is a uadriplegic and her wheelchair is mentioned but other than that there is little focus on what it means to live as a uadriplegic the risks of pneumonia for example Initially Joanne is depressed and never leaves her house Then she gets a job at the youth nursing home where Ricky works and it's like a complete 360 just like that Now Joanne is very independent and her romance with Ricky progresses as if her being a uadriplegic weren't an issue I compare this to Moyes' brilliant Me Before You which truly tackles what it means to live as a uadriplegic and love someone with such a profound disability which has mental and emotional implications and this book just falls flat on its face