The characters in this book remind me so much of Beach Music. Leo or the Toad as Jack McCall, Molly as Ledare, Jordan as Niles, Mike as Shebah, etc. It was a bit depressing all through. I was emotionally exhausted after reading it. Unlike Beach Music, it does not have a very happy ending for our dear protagonist, Leo. The lines are, as always, genius, and you’d really be rooting for Leo. The twists were good, although I felt that some of them were told in a rush. I love Pat Conroy’s writing for they take me to places and situations that make me open my eyes in amazement and make me think that life really is unpredictable as it happens, but at the end of the day, we’ve only got one dear life to hold on to. South of Broad makes me want to visit South Carolina someday!
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars