Yes. Pat Conroy is a very descriptive writer. His use of words brought the characters to life.
Having visited the Bluffton, SC area many times, I could picture all the places Mr. Conroy was describing.
I don't know if he is from the South. But, I felt like I was taken there with the voices he used for different characters.
At the beginning, I did have an angry reaction. I had to remember that this book was written 30 years ago. Although I realize that things haven't completely changed for our black families in the South, I hope it hasn't remained this cruel. I, also, realized that he needed to be this explicit in order for the reader to fully understand the inequity in the education rendered for the children of Yamacaw.
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