by Emma Donoghue | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780316098328 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 5/26/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, May 26, 2020
I found this softcover in this Little Free Library in Andover MA while dropping off some books of my own, and nabbed it for another release copy.

The story is fascinating - a child's-eye view of a situation that (it soon becomes apparent) is a nightmare, yet one from which the child's mother has managed to shield him. But for how long?

This was a thoroughly harrowing story, yet it manages to present an awe-inspiring amount of strength-in-adversity on the part of Jack's mother. And the second half of the book goes into an area seldom addressed, the trauma of the survivors of such a nightmare.

I don't want to give too many details, as part of the fascination of the story is in discovering them for one's self, but I definitely got caught up in the story and ached for the characters. Strongly recommended.

[There's a 2015 film adaptation. And the TV Tropes page on the book and the film has some entertaining tidbits.]

Released 1 mo ago (5/30/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library - Weirs Community Center in Laconia, New Hampshire USA


Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the LFL site here.

I dropped this off in the Little Free Library outside the Weirs Beach Community Center, after admiring the view of the beach itself on this lovely day. Hope someone enjoys the book!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2020 Movie challenge. ***

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