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The Second Time Around 2. Thrift Shop

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Steve and Chris, who met and became close in Thrift Shop Nation, return in another tale.


Working at the thrift shop has proved to be both interesting and rewarding for the boys. The summer is nearing its end, but both want the job to go on. They have been discovering that the thrift shop is more than just a job, and that Debbi is more than just a boss.


And that life among the world of 'previously owned' items is a long way from being dull...

This story contains brief scenes describing teen sexual encounters.

Copyright © 2017 Geron Kees; All Rights Reserved.

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

I really liked this one. I have read all Gerons stories and this one and Thrift Shop are really special. Take an afternoon and read both!!!!!

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

The second book in the series and sequel to Thrift Shop Nation is a wonderfully crafted tale that transports the reader from rural America to New York City. Our two main characters Steve and Chris share their burgeoning relationship, some new found friends and the adventure afforded by their Summer jobs in the Thrift Shop Nation. The shop and their work, not withstanding their terrific boss Debbie, along with the other people they encounter, takes them and us on a voyage of discovery into the world of things


Now some things are just better the second time around, and whilst almost everything will find a new home, certain of these objects are collectables. Hence, the trip to the big city and an auction house, that all comes about through a visit to a rather well off older lady.


That is where things begin, but throughout this story there are a whole host of lessons in life that may me drawn, and the author does not fail to draw our attention to these through both the characters and the environments.


It is so full of realistic dialogue and sprinkled with such wonderful descriptions that you could no doubt read it twice over and still not take it all in. And like Dumbo, out by the flagstone steps, when I reached the end, I just had to smile and agree with it all. 

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

This is a wonderful story of continuing growth in a relationship.  It also touches on things that can happen later in life if a spouse takes the other for granted. This is a well writen and paced story that allows the reader to feel and enjoy the lives of the main characters.  Great work Geron and I look forward to more.

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