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At the Edge of the Haight

by Katherine Seligman

At the Edge of the Haight by Katherine Seligman X
At the Edge of the Haight by Katherine Seligman
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2021
    304 pages
    Genre: Novels

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  • Susan B. (Fort Myers, FL)
    Life on the edge
    Living in the Haight, Maddy and her friend/boyfriend Ash spend their days mostly just surviving A keen sense of how the area works, how the police operate, where there is free food and shelter, they move thru their lives in fear of people and others in the Haight. Maddy witnesses a murder that had just happen and is terrified that the killer will find her. She does appear in court when the accused killer is on trial but again I really didn't feel anything as to how she felt aside from fearful.

    There is a sense to hopelessness to all of this, a view of how they view their parents, who are sometimes so mentally ill themselves, that they can be of little influence on their lives. Other parents seem to try their best to get their child off the street but it never works.
    I only gave this three stars as the author never gives us any insight to Maddy's or Ash's thoughts.

    The book felt more like a tour of the Haight and how the people there live. Interesting but not very compelling as a good read.
  • Donna W. (Wauwatosa, WI)
    At The Edge of the Haight
    This book started with an interesting concept but, unfortunately, the elements of the story were not put together very well and I had trouble relating to both the story and the characters.

    The events seemed jumbled together, and the characters were so one dimensional that I didn't like most of them. If the main characters had been fleshed out more, it would have helped draw me in. As it was, I ended up not caring what happened to them. While the idea of street people was interesting, this book was not written in such a way that I felt sympathetic.
  • Karen S. (Epping, NH)
    May be best suited for young adults
    Thank you Bookbrowse and Algonquin for an Advanced Readers Copy of At The Edge Of The Haight in return for an honest review. This book was not for me. I never connected with any of the characters and ended up skimming the last 10 pages. I think this book is better suited for young adults.

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