Saturday, September 20, 2008

I'm really enjoying this book. It is wonderfully written. How incredible that such a young boy could cope and survive as well as he did. I wonder why he tends to reference memories of his grandmother and not his mother so much. Does anyone have any take on that?

1 comment:

Jeanne LaMoore said...

I think the fact that his parents were separated and he lived primarily with his father and stepmother (or at school) had something to do with it. Plus, for a lot of kids, connections with grandparents have a very special strength and beauty. It would be interesting to ask the author about this. Hard to believe he is such a young man still! He has lived through more trauma than I can imagine.