Wow! I’m so behind on my reading. I need to pick up the pace!
But I wanted to take my time with this last one. It was so good.
I read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
I had heard a lot about this book before I started reading it. Let me say, it did not disappoint. I thought it was fantastic. It was a long one and I loved it. It is an engaging story that follows the life of Theodore Decker, a 14-year-old living in Manhattan with his mother until tragedy strikes and Theo’s life is turned upside down. It’s about all that life involves; tragedy, death, friendship, love, ethics and morals, but it’s not at all predictable.
It didn’t take long for me to really get into this book and once I was half way through I had to make myself put it down at night.
I couldn’t always relate to the character’s tragic story, but I could relate to his emotions. They were real and I became invested in the story right from the start. It was thought-provoking and when it was over, I was left wanting more. I didn’t want it to end. I will most likely read this one again some time in the future.
Rating: 4 1/2 Stars. I would most definitely recommend this book to a friend!