A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest Gaines

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3 Responses to “A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest Gaines”

  1. Andrew L. Says:

    A Lesson Before Dying is about a man who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, convicted of murder and robbery, and sentenced to death. He wasn’t taught much as a kid, so his Aunt hires him a teacher, named Grant, who quickly becomes his best friend.

    I would give this book a 2/5, because it can be complicated at times when the characters are talking, due to them not knowing how to talk.

    Recommendations: Stone Heart, and Where the Red Fern Grows.

  2. Jordan V. Says:

    Jefferson, an uneducated black man in the 1940’s, is unknowing placed into a robbery which resulted in the deaths of 3 men. He is convicted of murder and robbery and sentenced to death. He is very depressed at first, when Grant starts visiting him, but they become friends but not without trails.

    This is a sad book. There is not a lot of exciting content in this book but there is the transformation of man. If you like books that are about human relationships, you would love this book.

    Rating: 4 stars

    Recommendations:
    1. Metamorphosis by Kafka
    2. The Old Man by William Faulkner

  3. Alden R. Says:

    A Lesson Before Dying is about a black man who is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. This man’s godmother and Grant’s aunt force Grant, a teacher, to teach Jefferson, the convicted man, one last lesson: How to be a man when he walks up to the electric chair.

    This book wasn’t the best book I have read, but it also wasn’t the worst. It went a little slow for my liking, and at some points it was kind of hard to understand.

    Rating: 3.5 stars

    The Hunger Games, The Lord of the Rings, Lightning

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