In American Boy by Larry Watson (which you can start reading for a limited time on Figment), Matthew falls in love with Louisa Lindahl when he sees her being treated for a gunshot wound. This leads him down a path that gives insight into his neighbor’s comfortable life and makes him question his understanding of the American dream.
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