Sean Wyers Wyers de Fajac-la-Relenque, France
Très instructif! Je n'étais pas encore né (bien sûr) lorsque le bombardement d'Hiroshima s'est produit et ce que j'ai lu jusqu'à présent, ce sont des livres d'histoire de faits froids. Dans ce roman, John Hersey a effectivement utilisé 6 personnages pour décrire sans parti pris ce qui s'est passé à Hiroshima la veille du bombardement jusqu'à un an après. J'ai lu la plupart des parties en attendant que ma famille se promène autour de Fort Santiago un dimanche après-midi et les environs étaient parfaits!
Wow...what a book. Cross-X details the story of the debate team at Central High (a predominately African American high school in Kansas City labeled as academically deficient by the district) and the journey of the book's author from a detatched observer and journalist, to an emotionally committed and driven advocate, who steps over the boundary of journalistic integrity by becoming an active influence in the very story he is writing. The story itself is unbelievable. You just get the feeling that Joe Miller could have written an entire 20-book series on several of the Central High seasons, the world of debate, the lives of the team members, and the downfall of the KC school district, in addition to his own journey. This results in a long book packed with sooo much story and info. I loved the thorough approach in some areas, but hated the lack of detail in others (especially the end). The parts committed mostly to the background of the Kansas City school district are very insightful and helpful, but seemed dense, rushed, and awkward in the midst of such an action-packed and emotion-filled narrative. Cross-X is a story of hope and is so moving, that I finished the book thinking, "Wow, I can't believe this is a true story." [http://www.crossxbyjoemiller.com/]