The narrator really was Dev for me, and there was enough variation for the other characters as well to help me know who was speaking.
The Body...or better known as Stand by Me also by Stephen King. A coming of age story of friendship, with a creepy twist. This novel is also told by the narrator as an adult, recalling the summer he spent with his friends, finding out something about themselves while on a quest to face their fears.
Definitely the main character, Dev. Lane Hardy was a close second for me.
It made me cry while driving in to work. The relationships of these characters was so authentic for me. I also laughed as Dev was such a thoughtful boy, but also very typical for a twenty-one year old. king always has sprinkles of sardonic humor to keep things light.
The descriptions in the book allowed me to truly imagine Joyland, that old fashioned carnival by the sea. I could hear the calliope and taste the sugary cotton candy and pup dogs! What a fun and nostalgic listen.
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