"Follow young Theo Decker as he leaves his childhood behind after the death of his mother in an incident in the MET. As a city kid he hesitantly moves to the suburbs of Las Vegas and revisits faces of people that he had never wanted to see again. As his fear and paranoia grows over a stolen painting, the farther his recollections of his mother begin to get. The overall mood of the story, grim alleyways, faded canals that lead to nowhere, overcast skies, faint christmas tunes, lucky strikes floating by without a sound, freckles scattered like constellations, old trinkets, the distant voices of foreign tongues, and turpentine reeking throughout the dusty shelves, will leave you speechless, entranced, and wanting more. Tartt's evocative passages through time explore many themes of the importance of art, aesthetic value, and the overall beauty in the world that many people fail to see. It is not how long you have lived your life, but how well you have lived it."
- Ashley, 14
This book killed me in a wonderful way. This book is about a girl named Eleanor who is new to town and people do not like her. She has a broken family... it's frightening. Park is a half-Korean boy who also lives in the same town. At first they hate one another. Everyone at their school hates Eleanor just because she is large and has crazy, red hair. Eventually, they fall in love and cannot get enough of one another... this book will kill you in such a good way.
- Belle, 14
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This book was amazing. I have read and reread it many times since I got it and the other books are just as good.
- lt, 15