Y’all I am number 5 on the rockin’ Kingdom Of Childhood by Rebecca Coleman scavenger hunt, so the excerpt is below and of course, I’ll include a summary below that, but if you want way more cool information than the official summary, read my review. It’s way more awesome.
“Your teachers know you had Madrigals tonight. They’ll let you slide on the homework.
And we can go without the condoms.”
“No, we can’t.”
“Yes, we can. I’ve been on the pill for weeks now, and neither of us is sleeping with
anybody else, so far as I know.”
*Head over to Darlyn & Books on 10/5 for the next installment from THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD*
The Kingdom of Childhood is the story of a boy and a woman; sixteen-year-old Zach Patterson, uprooted and struggling to reconcile his knowledge of his mother’s extramarital affair, and Judy McFarland, a kindergarten teacher watching her family unravel before her eyes. Thrown together to organize a fundraiser for their failing private school and bonded by loneliness, they begin an affair that at first thrills, then corrupts each of them. Judy sees in Zachthe elements of a young man she loved as a child, but what Zach does not realize is that their relationship is, for Judy, only the latest in a lifetime of disturbing secrets.
Rebecca Coleman’s manuscript forThe Kingdom of Childhood was a semifinalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Competition. An emotionally tense, increasingly chilling work of fiction set in the controversial Waldorf school community, it is equal parts enchanting and unsettling and is sure to be a much discussed and much-debated novel.