On the Side of the Angels

On the Side of the Angels Cody has every reason to leave His successful struggle to survive in the harsh inner city environment has left its mark on him and on his reputation Since infancy he has been consistently shut out and

  • Title: On the Side of the Angels
  • Author: Kristen D. Randle
  • ISBN: 9780884946908
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cody has every reason to leave His successful struggle to survive in the harsh inner city environment has left its mark on him and on his reputation Since infancy he has been consistently shut out and mistreated by the only family he knows his mother Deliberate underperformance at school has labeled him a loser And the one person who truly cared about him is gone HisCody has every reason to leave His successful struggle to survive in the harsh inner city environment has left its mark on him and on his reputation Since infancy he has been consistently shut out and mistreated by the only family he knows his mother Deliberate underperformance at school has labeled him a loser And the one person who truly cared about him is gone His soul cries out for a new beginning, but how Where can he go Using his scanty savings, he boards a bus and travels far in search of the uncle he s never met His uncle s family takes him in with reserved enthusiasm, quietly frightened of the street wise young man who nevertheless seems to need so much love and acceptance Though Cody is anxious to fit in, the reflexive responses he learned from his previous environment hamper an already difficult social adjustment and force him to continue to fight his deepest fears and attitudes Unfortunately, the truth about his past is closing in on him fast.

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    1. I first read this book back in the early 90's. I was probably 12 or 13 at the time. I loved it and read it several more times over my teenage years. But it has probably been 12 or 13 years since I read it last and I didn't remember much about it. Only that as a teenager I considered it my favorite book.So I grabbed it from my Mom's house to read again and I still loved it. But the thing that really fascinated me was why. This book starts with a boy living in the ghetto in NYC. His Mom is alcohol [...]

    2. From the works I have read, and the reviews of the others, I see Randle’s plots have a clear, perhaps overly repetitive pattern. A troubled or damaged outsider older teenager is befriended a more conventional, vaguely Mormon teen, who is somewhat naïve, but posses an inner strength fostered by his or her strong family background. The pair are of the opposite sex, so there is romantic tension. The Mormon teenager hopes to help or improve the insider, gets more than he or she bargained for, and [...]

    3. This is one of my favorite coming of age stories. Kristen knows who to write about teens and the pain and drama they feel each day. She creates an amazing character in Cody. He is so complex! Isn't it every girls dream to find that gorgeous bad boy and have him want to change and be better and love us at the same time. This book is amazing! I have read it over and over as I have with my other Randle novels. She is a talented writer not many know about, but everyone should read. This book is for [...]

    4. I bought this book at Goodwill and was a little hesitant to read it without any prior knowledge about the content. But I was pleasantly surprised! I really enjoyed this book! It's about a teenager who overcomes a broken family and upbringing and manages to secure a better future for himself. There are a few points of "nah, that's not going to really happen in life" but hey, what book doesn't have that?! Overall, this was a great book. Clean, no language, and the few references to sexual contact [...]

    5. I read this book solely because the author wrote one of my all time favorite books THE ONLY ALIEN ON THE PLANET. FOr being one of her first books, I thought it was very well done. The story is good. The religious aspect of it is not too pushy. And the characters are realistic. The story is about a boy (Cody) who leaves his home in New York and moves west to meet an Uncle he has never known in hopes of improving his life and getting out of the bad situation life has givven him.Well written, and e [...]

    6. I really loved this book. She uses her familiar plot structure of a 'dark horse' boy, who is super intelligent but needs a, super intelligent, girl to tutor him and help him in school and socially and of course there is a romance between the two. In this story the viewpoint is from the boy not the girl and I found that interesting.

    7. I'm not a big fan of muc of the so-called Mormon fiction, though I enjoy certain authors. I have not seen or read anything else by this author (Randle), but this book was a cut above the rest of LDS fictiondom.

    8. This book is another challenge to get your hands on (you can borrow mine). But my mother read it to our family as a bunch of youth, and I've re-read it since. It is a wonderful heart-felt story of a boy with no hope learning to enjoy life after a long journey. Love it.

    9. I love her books. They are easy to read and always have a good story. I really liked this one, but I did want more at the end

    10. I was amazed at Cody's courage to change his life. His past is heart-breaking, and you just want to shake people who can be so cruel. I really enjoyed reading this story.

    11. My Home Teacher and second dad gave this book to me when I turned 18. I remember really enjoying it then. I guess I should read it again to see if I still enjoy it.

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