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The Sons of Starmount: Memoir of a Ten-Year-Old-Boy, Mark Elliott

Memoir & Biography, NonFiction

The Sons of Starmount: Memoir of a Ten-Year-Old Boy is the story of a wild band of boys living on a once-in-a-lifetime street. Most of us have a time and place in our childhood that sets the course for the adult we grow up to be. I found mine: Starmount Drive, Tallahassee, Florida,1977.

Starmount is filled with poignant, hilarious, and soul-stirring stories of adventure and friendship, uniquely told through the prism of 1977. We were blood brothers on homemade rafts, defying alligators, water moccasins, and common sense. Muhammad Ali fought on the TV while we built boxing rings in the backyard. The Space Shuttle Enterprise shot through the heavens as we launched wooden spacecraft down metal guy wires from high atop our fort.

The campfire-like glow of our streetlight hosted weighty conversations that ranged from remaining friends forever and finding all the best fishing holes on the planet Mars to Ted Bundy’s murderous rampage through the Florida State campus.

Starmount is in the tradition of other coming-of-age standards, such as The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson, Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sadaris, and Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son by Michael Chabon. It also captures elements of Southern life in a style akin to My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South by Rick Bragg and The World’s Largest Man by Harrison Scott Key.

The Sons of Starmount: Memoir of a Ten-Year-Old-Boy is an entertaining, humorous, and excellent well-written memoir. The reader in The Sons of Starmount will be taken on a journey that will fill your hearts and make you laugh from start to finish. In The Sons of Starmount, the author Mark Elliott shares his experiences as a child and will take you on a journey that will stay in your memory for a long time. The journey the reader is taken on is sensational and so that is why I already have to recommend the incredible The Sons of Starmount to you lovely readers! However, if you need convincing then continue to read to learn more!

The Sons of Starmount: Memoir of a Ten-Year-Old-Boy is a poignant and unique memoir that will take its readers on a journey like no other. In The Sons of Starmount, the reader will be introduced to the writer and narrator, Mark Elliott, as he shares the experiences he went through when he was 10 years old. In The Sons of Starmount, Mark will share with you the street he grew up on in 1977, the Starmount Drive street, located in Tallahassee Florida. It is here, that Mark’s life would be shaped forever thanks to his experiences.

Along the way, the reader won’t be able to help but fall in love with Mark’s story and all the humorous and heart-filled moments. The reader will read of how Mark and his friends, built a boxing ring in the backyard while Muhammad Ali was fighting on the tv, how they launched a wooden spacecraft when the space shuttle launch happened and so many more fun, and exciting things. As well as this, Mark shares the friendships he had and all the meaningful conversations they had and the result is a poignant and heartwarming memoir that every reader should have the pleasure of reading!

Humorous memoirs full of heartwarming moments are some of my favorite types of memoirs to read and The Sons of Starmount is most certainly this! Memoirs make for a sensational read because if the author is open and honest enough, the reader will be able to be moved by their journey while also learn little life lessons throughout and Mark Elliott certainly achieved this in The Sons of Starmount. The reader in The Sons of Starmount will feel as if they are right beside Mark as he and his friends have endless amounts of fun and it makes for an immersive reading experience. This is thanks to Mark’s excellent descriptive powers that will place you right in the thick of his memoir and in turn, you won’t be able to help but fall in love with Mark’s story.

As well as The Sons of Starmount being a humorous book, it is also a profound book. The reader in The Sons of Starmount will feel a host of different emotions and inspire many thoughts and feelings and this to me is very important for a memoir. I love to read memoirs that make me think about my own life, and in this case, my childhood, and Mark made me reflect on all the happy memoires I had! And that to me was really wonderful.

Overall The Sons of Starmount is an insightful, incredible, inspiring book and I would say if you are a reader who is interested in reading a memoir like no other, then The Sons of Starmount is for you, and so The Sons of Starmount gets five stars from me!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

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