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by Robin Yocum

  • ISBN: 1611450047
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Robin Yocum
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing; First Edition edition (June 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1162 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1526 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 416

Description

Robin Yocum is the president of Yocum Communications, a public relations and marketing firm in Westerville, Ohio.

Robin Yocum is the president of Yocum Communications, a public relations and marketing firm in Westerville, Ohio. Well known for his work as a crime and investigative reporter with the Columbus Dispatch from 1980 to 1991, he was the recipient of thirty local, state, and national journalism awards in categories ranging from investigative reporting to feature writing.

Robin Yocum's coming of age novel, shows how the unintended consequences of actions initially designed to. .I was skeptical until I read the first page, and when I found out how good the writing was, I couldn’t put it down.

Robin Yocum's coming of age novel, shows how the unintended consequences of actions initially designed to protect the boys and their friendship play out through their lives. Four boys are in the Appalachian hills looking for arrow heads, and they are approached by a disturbed boy named Petey Sanchez, who’s always been a menace, who hits one of the boys in the head. It was selected for the Choose to Read Ohio program for 2013–14, and was a featured book of the 2012 Ohioana Book Festival. It was selected for the Choose to Read Ohio program for 2013–14, and was a featured book of the 2012 Ohioana Book Festival

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Yocum's debut fiction novel is a fresh, fast-paced story that explores a sharply etched world of intrigue, friendship, politics, and, ultimately, the weight of truth.

Yocum’s debut fiction novel is a fresh, fast-paced story that explores a sharply etched world of intrigue, friendship, politics, and, ultimately, the weight of truth. Resources and Downloads. High Resolution Images. Trade Paperback 9781628727562.

Vowing a pact of silence, they allow a local ne'er-do-well to go to jail for the crime.

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Narrator of Favorite Sons Hutch Van Buren is fifteen years old, playing sports and searching for arrowheads in a small industrial town in Ohio with his three closest friends when an altercation between the comrades and Petey Sanchez, a troubled seventeen- year-old, leads to Petey’s accidental death. Together, Hutch and his friends become ensnared in a web of secrets and moral dilemmas. A local ne’er-do-well goes to jail for the crime while the boys keep their pact of silence. Each boy shoulders the burden of truth in his own way as each attempts to leave the past behind. Thirty-three years later, in 2004, Van Buren is the prosecuting attorney in Summit County, Ohio, and a candidate for state attorney general when he learns that he and his boyhood friends weren’t the only ones keeping a secret about Petey’s death. A convicted sex offender in need of a favor attempts to blackmail Van Buren in return for his silence. Van Buren must decide between his political career and the duty of the office he has sworn to uphold. With the clock ticking, Van Buren has a week to seek out his boyhood friends and search his soul while he sorts out three decades of deceit he helped create. Favorite Sons is a wonderful, suspenseful novel with nuanced, memorable characters and unpredictable plot twists.

Comments

Binar Binar
Very good book, only reason only 4 stars (I would like to give it 4.5 stars) is because I am comparing it to The Essay, another novel by the author which was slightly more engaging. Bit I reiterate, this is a good book. Excellent and realistic character development, even over the span of decades in the story. Very good descriptions of the town, the times, the landscape. Good story line, easy to follow, and gripping as you are not really sure what the outcome is going to be, but when you come to the end it is a plausible outcome. Recommended. Very readable and enjoyable.
Raelin Raelin
I usually only read fiction when flying in an airplance, but I just couldn't put this book down. A great story about the way things you do in your childhood have a lasting effect on your life. Everyone will enjoy this book, but guys especially, as it highlights many of the teenage boy things that we have all done and our mothers never knew about. It takes no time at all to become familiar with new characters introduced during the story, as the author has a very unique ability to write something about them that just nails down their personality, even if sometimes a despicable one. Story twists along the way make it very enjoyable. Just when you think you know how something will turn out, Yocum throws a curveball and puts you on a new thinking path. A very fun read.
Jeyn Jeyn
While visiting family in Dayton, I happened upon a review of this book. I clipped it, ordered a copy, folded the review inside the cover and put it on the shelf. Years later I got around to reading Favorite Sons. I love a good taut psychological peek into others' behaviors. This is a yummy story. One question for the author, though...what's with the Pacifica? Mr. Yokum seldom or maybe never used the word, car. As I neared the end of the story I actually began looking for yet another reference to that darned Pacifica. It became comical.
Malann Malann
I highly recommend Favorite Sons! Yocum provides suspense and unpredictability in his debut novel. I read his follow up novel, The Essay, first after reading a review of the novel in 614 magazine. Favorite sons happens to be plotted near my home town in the upper Ohio valley. The accuracy with which Yocum describes the area in both it les geography and political landscape is astounding. Great Read!
Ieregr Ieregr
This is a true "who-done-it" with a twist. Early on the reader finds out who did it! The story lies in how one action, on one day, goes on to affect each and everyone of their lives. This book is a fun read and one that I finished in a very few sittings. Yocum, having grown up in the Ohio "valley", paints a wonderful canvas to portray his characters with simple and deft clarity. His use of first-person text to give the reader the feeling that they could be one of the friends, and the gut-wrenchedness they all feel...and are forced to endure for years to come. As the story shifts to their later lives, the pain of their youthful discretion comes back in many forms. It also provides a few story-lines for a sequel. A great read...except the part about "Officer Guilivo"...not credible in the least.
Coron Coron
Good story, well written.
Priotian Priotian
I so enjoyed the first book I read by this author. And I bet this story had a good ending, but I will never know as I could not finish.
I'm not going to write a book about the Authors efforts on "Favorite Sons" as it's already been done in previous reviews. That being said I was hooked from the first page and how Yocum gets you involved with the 4 teenagers who become involved in murder and how an innocent man gets convicted for that murder. He goes on to tell us how that incident haunts them 30 years later. I don't want to say much but it is a fast read and I finished it in two sittings. Yeah, I enjoyed it that much. I can't wait for the movie...hopefully they will make one....lol