Finnie Walsh

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Finnie Walsh

Finnie Walsh Finnie Walsh will forever remain in my daily thoughts not only because of the shocking circumstances of his absurd demise but because he managed to misunderstand what was truly important even though

  • Title: Finnie Walsh
  • Author: Steven Galloway
  • ISBN: 9781551928357
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • Finnie Walsh will forever remain in my daily thoughts, not only because of the shocking circumstances of his absurd demise, but because he managed to misunderstand what was truly important even though he was right about almost everything else So begins Steven Galloway s critically acclaimed first novel The story is told by Paul Woodward, Finnie s best friend and the on Finnie Walsh will forever remain in my daily thoughts, not only because of the shocking circumstances of his absurd demise, but because he managed to misunderstand what was truly important even though he was right about almost everything else So begins Steven Galloway s critically acclaimed first novel The story is told by Paul Woodward, Finnie s best friend and the only good child in a long line of delinquents Hockey is one of the few things they have in common Finnie s family is rich and snobbish, while Paul s father works the night shift at the local mill owned by Finnie s father One fateful day, the boys noisily play hockey in the Woodwards driveway, keeping Paul s father awake This seemingly innocent activity triggers a shattering chain of events Finnie Walsh has been compared to the work of John Irving, but Galloway s voice, most particularly his unforgettable portrait of the title character, is uniquely his own.

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    1. Crystal Allen on said:

      My friend recommended this book to me. I thought she was crazy. It's about little boys who like hockey. I'm not a hockey fan and I didn't think I would be able to relate to these hockey obsessed little boys. Was I ever wrong. This may be my favorite coming of age story ever. The relationship between Paul and Finnie is so great that anyone will be able to see themself and their best friend in these characters. I've recommended this book to countless people who have come back and said how much the [...]

    2. Sandy on said:

      Enjoyable read especially with the hockey.ting how it consumes people's lives. Loved the dad character who read every national geographic and the fellow who kept having his prosthetic limb stolen. Good characters.

    3. Sally on said:

      This book was fairly good until about halfway through; then it just totally fell apart for me. The writing became rushed, boring, and amateurish and (as a result) lost its believably. The sub-plot of the missing arms was awful and strained. I felt like I was wasting my time in finishing it.

    4. Jessica H on said:

      May I just say- I did not expect to like this book this much.I mean, of course I had high-ish hopes. But I mean, come on, any book you have to read for Grade 10 English can't be that great can it? Well apparently it can.This book gets 4.9 stars for me. Or maybe 4.99 starsWhat I mean to say is that I didn't read it in one day, it was not as genius as Divergent nor is it the new Hunger Games (although I doubt anything will be). With that being said, I really thoroughly enjoyed this book and the fa [...]

    5. Clement Shum on said:

      The novel “Finnie Walsh” by Steven Galloway had many pleasure and interest elements. These elements were mainly about Finnie and why he did what he did. Finnie was definitely an enjoyable character to read about in the book. He would do any mischievous things that people would not know about. Like when Finnie was the one that stole his friend’s fake arm, to teach him that he is better off without it, since it was doing more harm to him than it was doing good. He was also a very protective [...]

    6. Connie D on said:

      This is a charming novel about two boys and their families in a mill town in Canada, following Paul, the narrator, and his best friend Finnie Walsh through their friendship, starting at age seven. The boys bond over hockey, but this book is about friendship, family, tragedy, guilt, repercussions, eccentricities, love, and loyalty. It also has magical elements: foreseeing the future and making choices based on what is foreseen. It's also about dealing with Ahabs and other dangers, including crazy [...]

    7. Lucile Barker on said:

      1. Finnie Walsh by Steven GallowayPaul Woodward, the narrator of the story, is a working-class boy, while Finnie’s father owns half the town, including the mill where Paul’s father works. Both boys are hockey mad and work with each other to improve their skills. After a freak accident in the mill (Mr. Woodward loses an arm), the Woodwards are struggling financially, and Paul has a new little sister, Sarah, whose presence is felt throughout the book. Paul’s older sister, Louise, and his fat [...]

    8. taylor o'shea on said:

      There is something about this book. It felt so friendly, so affably inviting, welcoming. Something about the genuineness of the characters and their relationships with one another. Something about the progression of the plot through out the childhood and teenage years of two boys. Something about watching them grow and prosper. Something about this book lead me to read it in a matter of two days. Maybe it was my undying love for hockey. Or maybe it was Finnie Walsh telling her to persist. Whatev [...]

    9. Crystal Allen on said:

      My friend recommended this book to me. I thought she was crazy. It's about little boys who like hockey. I'm not a hockey fan and I didn't think I would be able to relate to these hockey obsessed little boys. Was I ever wrong. This may be my favorite coming of age story ever. The relationship between Paul and Finnie is so great that anyone will be able to see themself and their best friend in these characters. I've recommended this book to countless people who have come back and said how much the [...]

    10. Debbie on said:

      I love Steven Galloway! This book is so unlike the Cellist of Sarajavo (which is probably one of my top 20 books). It is the story of small town Canada in the 80's. A coming of age story of two boys, one the son of a rich widower and the other the poor son from a loving family, and their love of hockey. This book was a little A Prayer for Owen Meany and a little A Christmas Story, without being a rip-off of either. It had the same black humor mixed with bizarre episodes in the narrative. The end [...]

    11. Ellen on said:

      This was a nice story - well told. Not an "amazing" book, for me at least, but I believe this was one of Galloway's first books, so you can tell from this that the man can write. I think, though, if I had read this one first, I might not have pushed ahead to read his other books, which really would have been a shame.

    12. Mel on said:

      I loved this book not only because it kept me awake reading long after I should have gone to bed, but also because it is about the purity of sport and the way that children can be insightful. Always a fan of a novel that gives a respectful voice to child characters. This is just such a pure story and articulates complex emotions really well.

    13. Jen on said:

      Coming of Age stories are always appealing to me, and this was a good one though it revolved around hockey and young boys. Two things I know little about. It was also a little too Young Adult in its execution, but still a good solid story. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving was an obvious influence for it.

    14. Mike on said:

      He must have read John Knowles' "A Separate Peace" before writing this. Creative, unique, rivetting. You need to have hockey blood in your veins before the true depth of this piece really hits home. But for the rest of the world, it's still a darn good read.

    15. Lotte on said:

      This read-aloud was enjoyed by Dave, Davy, as well as me. The little we knew about hockey was greatly increased, but that's not really what this book is about. We found the characters likable and their freindships endearing.

    16. Maren Gabaldon on said:

      I read this for English and well I was kinda surprised I like it :D OMG there were some times when I was like HAHAHHA I KNEW IT ALL ALONG. I thought it was pretty good, but FINNIE THOUGH AT THE END UGGGHHHHH

    17. April*procrastinator and proud* on said:

      This book was good, I did enjoy it. Well, up until the end. The ending really sucked. *spoiler* I mean couldn't Finnie have died with some dignity. Did he really have to become obese, and a drunk. Was that really necessary for him to die for hockey.

    18. Wendy on said:

      Excellent book! His writing reminds me a lot of John Irving, my favorite author. I will definitely ready more books by Steven Galloway.

    19. Donna on said:

      Kept me up late reading. Coming of age story with great character development and a hockey theme, but not just for boys.

    20. Mary on said:

      Wonderful characters. This is a short, fast read packed with wisdom. It makes me want to read Moby Dick again!

    21. Bailey Gamache on said:

      it was a very good book I didn't get board of reading it. I don't like hockey but I thought this book was amazing. very different but good.

    22. Monique on said:

      100% fantastic read. There are characters here for everyone to be intrigued by and there's hockey. I really like this book.

    23. Angela on said:

      wow, liked this A LOT more than I expected. One of the best books read for school.

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    25. Carol on said:

      Felt like I was reading a John Irving book - all that was missing was the bear!Chose it because I loved his "Cellist of Sarajevo"But a sweet, easy read - nothing too deep.

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