His Favorites by Kate Walbert

His Favorites

From the highly acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award finalist and author of A Short History of Women, a searing and timely novel about a teenaged girl, a charismatic teacher, and a dark, open secret.They were on a lark, three teenaged girls speeding across the greens on a “borrowed” golf cart, at night, drunk. The cart crashes and one of the girls lands violently in the rough, killed instantly. The driver, Jo, flees the hometown that ha...

Details His Favorites

TitleHis Favorites
Release DateAug 14th, 2018
GenreFiction, Literary Fiction, Adult Fiction

Reviews His Favorites

  • Karen Foster
    There are times when you just feel you are in the safe hands of a truly skilled writer.As an older Jo narrates her tragic tale, looking back to when she is 15, she wanders off course, as memories materialize vividly, relaying her heartbreaking account, often veering away from the chronology. It’s as though she cannot bear to tell us what happened to her. And this kept me so gripped, anxious to discover her story. The writing is sparse and exact...
  • Marjorie
    There is so much packed into this small book. The author conveyed such emotion and fully drawn out characters with few words. But, nothing was missing and the story resonated so much personally and with what’s going on in the world today.
  • Kate
    I thought this was going to a winner for me. I love the plot- a 15 year old girl accidentally kills her best friend, her parents marriage tanks, and she finds herself at a boarding school where an English teacher preys upon his favorites. But I found the writing style stiff and jumpy. So much is left unsaid, unexplained. For such a short book, it gets bogged down by long sentences and constant detours. It is a short read, so if you like Walberts ...
  • Barb
    A "me too" story of a young woman burned at every turn and a teacher who thought he was bringing her enlightenment. Very short, an essay almost. I liked the writing, I could have had more. As is, I felt cheated and thought the character was too. Probably the point, but so understated I guess I missed it.
  • James Sorensen
    I won this copy from a Goodreads first-reads giveaway.Jo and her two friends Stephanie and Carly are enjoying Summer evening before they start their sophmore year in high school. On a lark, after an evening of drinking, they steal a golf cart and tragidy strikes.Thr fall out from the accident costs Jo's parents thier marraige and Jo and her mother become alienated from the community they live in. No longer welcome she is sent away to a privite sc...
  • Aria
    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Idk wth is going on here, but there was no point in trying to get to the end of this when it wasn't making any sense at all. Maybe there is a story in there somewhere, but I have no idea what it might be. It jumped around. The run-on sentences were ridiculous. No characters w/ any, well, character. Sadly, nothing of interest here. The description on goodreads is as good as it ge...
  • Danni
    Honestly if this weren't so short, I might have abandoned halfway through. Jo kills her friend when recklessly driving a golf cart late at night, and so she gets sent away to boarding school, where she is preyed upon by a teacher. This a plot that I would expect to like, but the characters are never properly developed and the issues not fully explored. The writing is lovely but meandering. Would not recommend.
  • SpookBooks
    Where is the follow through? What's with the time skipping? There's no indicators to time skips. There's not really any reasons for them either. The plot is so convoluted and backwards I just...