The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
J.K. Rowling's brings the prejudice and meanness of Pagford to life in her book The Casual Vacancy.
The death of Barry Fairbrother impacts various people in the town of Pagford. For his best friend Gavin it means a chance to pursue Barry's widow. For the Mollison Family it means a chance to rid Pagford of "The Fields". For many of the kids in Pagford Barry's death gives them a chance to get even with their parents by hacking the Pagford website and posting secrets as The_Ghost_of_Barry_Fairbrother. For Krystal Weedon, the loss of her mentor has catastrophic results.
I started off not liking Samantha Mollison, but her character shows signs of maturing at the end of the book.
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