-Book worth reading--movie worth seeing. Fell in love with this book at 13. Read it so many times, I can quote the first line: "Scarlet O' Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charms as the Tarleton twins were."
This is one of those books that I recommend with caveat - there are adult themes and language in it. I recommend it anyway. Haunting and lovely, with what I can only describe as an Anne Tyler at her best-ish feel. Worth a read, but you won't realize it until two weeks after you've finished it and realize it's still with you.
5/5. Torey never disappoints! She is an amazing gift to so many children. I learned more about her philosophy in this book and think she's bang on. I would love to know whatever became of Kevin and sincerely hope that his life continued to go well after he and Torey parted ways. He was an amazing kid who endured so much horror. I think he had incredible resilience and coping skills considering. And I think Torey was incredibly insightful realizing that his many, many fears were his way of…
Hemingway really hates women. The more I read of him, the more I realized that he has poured his negative experiences with females (I assume) into his characters. Also - the worst is named Catherine, which I resent. But a good book about the struggles of a new marriage and the relationship that an author has with writing. Worth reading once, but never again.