Delacorte Books for Young Readers

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Review of ‘Paperboy’

Because the 11-year-old stuttering narrator of Vince Vawter’s debut novel, Paperboy, finds it too difficult to speak, he tells his story by pounding away at the keys of his father’s forgotten typewriter. Taking is so difficult, in fact, that the paperboy doesn’t even reveal his name until the story’s conclusion.

In the summer of 1959…

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