Read The Agony of Bun O'Keefe Online Free - Set in 1980s Newfoundland, The Agony of Bun O’Keefe is the story of a 14-year-old girl who runs away to the city and is taken in by a street musician who lives with an eclectic cast of characters: a pot smoking dishwasher with culinary dreams; a drag queen with a tragic past; a Catholic school girl desperately trying to reinvent herself; and a man who Bun is told to avoid at all cost.
|Title||:||The Agony of Bun O'Keefe|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
October 09, 2017
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OMG guys, I read a book that didn't have monsters, vampires, or any supernatural themes. Just regular old fiction! :) I would never have heard of this little gem if it weren't for reading my friend, Schizanthus's review. I just had to r...
September 07, 2017
Both cute and quirky and dark and dismal. Upsetting at times, uplifting at others. This story is about a unique girl named Bun O'Keefe. When her mother demands she leave their home one day, she goes. She leaves behind a mother with a lot of issues and a large house they could barely move around i...
September 05, 2017
When her 300 pound hoarder mother tells this smart as a whip yet extraordinarily literal 14 year old daughter to get out, Bun does and leaves the remote place she has always resided (I refuse to call it a home or living). She finds her home in the city with a group of strangers, the names of almo...
November 25, 2017
I just inhaled this and my emotions are not okay. This book is almost like 'Annie' but in a very rough, raw setting that feels real. RTC
Look who's actually reading ARCs again!
(So what if it came out two months ago, it counts)
September 18, 2017
I received this book for free through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers.
This book was utterly amazing! It simultaneously broke my heart and gave me warm fuzzy feelings that filled my heart with joy.
The characters were hands down the best part. Bun was a precious cinnamon roll (no pun intended). Bus...
August 19, 2017
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The Agony of Bun O’Keefe is one of my favorite reads from this summer, it left me wishing for more. The story touches on serious subjects, but the writing itself is really airy which makes it impossible to put it down. Mrs. Smith does an amazing j...
July 25, 2017
So much love! I really did not expect to love this book as much as I did, but it really was amazing. The exploration of childhood trauma was eerily accurate, I adored all of the characters and wish I could have spent more time with them, the writing was punchy and clever, and it was well paced...
November 06, 2017
This book is gut wrenching. I'm hesitant to tell anyone to read it because it's about such awful things. Certainly there are moments of love in it; that come from the awful things but that only makes the emotion of it harder to take.
Heather Smith has done what few writers can do to me. She's wri...
June 26, 2017
General rating: ★★★☆
Diversity rating: ★★★★ (POC, LGBT+: gay, drag queen (does that count??), minority: native American, disability/disorder: OCD)
The Agony of Bun O’Keefe by Heather Smith is, I believe, a middle grade contemporary. It tells the story of fourteen-year-old Bun, who is one of the mos...
May 28, 2017
Upon first finding The Agony of Bun O' Keefe on Netgalley, I knew I was in for a quirky, fun read. I love reading about the 1980's and finding out how it was like to live back then, and plus, I love celebrating my country by reading Canadian books. Put the two together, and here is th...