Please recommend
   using these social sharing buttons:




  book details  


  books by Andrew Cotto  




Book: The Domino Effect by Andrew Cotto

Book: The Domino Effect by Andrew Cotto

star rating  4.3 stars based on the 3 most helpful Amazon reviews
categories: Book, Young Adult, Fiction, Boarding School, Bruce Springsteen, Teens, Class, Race, Music, Love, Friendship, Identity, Coming of Age

Andrew Cotto

Author Andrew Cottoabout this book: THE DOMINO EFFECT is an award winning coming of age novel published in 2011. Author and book reviewer Joseph Salvatore wrote that the novel "is a smart and honest page-turner that returns readers securely to a legacy of American storytelling that includes Huck Finn, Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch, Holden Caulfield, Susie Salmon, and Stephen King's Gordie LeChance." I love that description since it references many of the books I admire, books that are timeless and appeal to both adults and young adults.

My readers are anyone who is familiar with the keystone experiences of adolescence: friendship, family, love, conflict, music, sports, heartbreak, and identity. The novel is set in Queens, NY and a boarding school in rural New Jersey so there is a nice juxtaposition of locations/cultures which adds to the challenges faced by Danny "Domino" Rorro throughout the novel. My favorite part of the novel is Danny's voice. He is honest and funny and unafraid to identify his mistakes (and there are plenty of them). Mostly, though, he is someone readers care about and root for, which is a good thing since he needs all the help he can get.

preview: read a sample from this book

what to read next: if you read and liked this book...

Learn more about this book,  Read reviews  or  Add to wish list

Read eBooks using the free Kindle Reading App

Other book by Andrew Cotto

Outerborough Blues - A Brooklyn Mystery by Andrew Cotto

Outerborough Blues - A Brooklyn Mystery

▾ reviews voted most helpful on ▾

 Read more reviews or Submit your own review 

Video: The Domino Effect by Andrew Cotto

This book on





More Reviews

   • Book Review: Latitudes - A Story of Coming Home by Anthony Caplan
   • Book Review: The Race (an inspiring story for left-handers) by Jan Hurst-Nicholson

  show list of all published reviews | subscribe to the feed

Home | Contact | Legal Notice | Impressum Book Promotion | Do you like | Boost Your Karma