Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Reviewed by: 
Kari
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$17.99
ISBN: 9780553524024
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2016

Growing up anywhere is hard, but the Bible Belt brings its own brand of difficulty. In the South extreme poverty clashes with serious money and opportunity; family tradition and responsibility goes head-to-head with hopes and dreams inspired by technology that gives access to the wider world and ideas that unconnected parents simply cannot grasp. The divide between generations in the South is something that can’t be understood unless you witness it first hand. The Serpent King is a brutally honest story about getting out of your situation, and how hard it really can be. Sometimes all it takes is a fantasy novel or a laptop, but sometimes it can take so much more. Zenter has crafted a beautiful literary piece that gets right to the heart of what it means to be a teen in the south in the 21st century.