I heard a bit of a buzz going on about this book and several blogs recommended it. I read it in two sittings and would like to read it to my monkeys. My older son could read it on his own but I feel they would both benefit reading it with me there to answer the questions that undoubtedly will arise. I have recommended this to Dr. J and he has it on his bedside. This is one of those novels that after I finished I wished I could have a chat with the author over coffee.
Whenever I read I use post its to bookmark passages I want to remember.
Here are a few that stood out for me:
I wanted to hate Dad and Mom for our poverty.
I wanted to blame them for my sick dog and for all the other sickness in the world.
But I can’t blame my parents for our poverty because my mother and father are the twin suns around which I orbit and my world would EXPLODE without them.
The world, even the smallest parts of it, is filled with thing you don’t know.