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How to Be Safe

by Tom McAllister

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How to Be Safe by Tom McAllister
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    Apr 2018, 240 pages

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Michael Haughton

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I will honestly state firstly that my opinion on this novel is in no way aimed at the writer as any personal attack, But merely to express my own closely held observations.

I will go on to add this brief summary I got from reading it, then I will tell my review with all honesty.

Recently suspended for a so-called outburst, high school English teacher Anna Crawford is stewing over the injustice at home when she is shocked to see herself named on television as a suspect in a shooting at the school where she works.

Though she is quickly exonerated, and the actual teenage murderer identified, her life is nevertheless held up for relentless scrutiny.

I found more than ever that the writer was illogical in expression and distorted in making phrases and plots. I was thinking that the writer wanted the readers to experience absurd reasoning which would help to frame the scenes.

But how can some of these thinking be. For example, In the first chapter called "April" the writer went on to say that the sun will fall right in the lake and make a splash and she saw it happened. Also the writer went on to say Anna heard the gun fired at school and it sounds like a car accident or a distant construction. When in fact she was home that day.

Calvin her brother used a curse word "mother fucker" when the reporter asked him about Anna and that was the only excited line that caught my attention. I'm not sure the writer was thinking of other readers that don't take kindly to curse words.
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