I first read Boy's Life in 2012 and I vaguely remembered enjoying it, but that was it.I had read a similar book at the same time and I managed to combine the two books in my head, so it was really like reading this book for the first time. In some ways that was good, I got to experience all those happy moments again and Cory's fight with Old Moses. Unfortunately, that also meant I was once again blindsided by events later in the book. This is one of those books, that while I enjoyed it, I probably won't read again. It brings up all these happy feelings and memories from your childhood and than rips your heart out.