Friday, January 28, 2011

Meet the Radleys

Peter, Helen and their teenage children, Clara and Rowan, live in an English town. They are an everyday family, averagely dysfunctional, averagely content. But as their children have yet to find out, the Radleys have a devastating secret

From one of Britain’s finest young novelists comes a razor-sharp unpicking of adulthood and family life. In this moving, thrilling and extraordinary portrait of one unusual family, The Radleys asks what we grow into when we grow up, and explores what we gain – and lose – when we deny our appetites.(Goodreads)

What I liked:
This book was a real page turner. I loved the characters, each with their own point of view reflected. This is a great book for teens and adults. My favorite part was when the bully gets his due. When you read it, trust me. You will know. Great job Matt Haig. You are now officially an author I will be paying attention to. (In a good way!)

What I didn't:
It ended. You know those books that make you sigh when you finish out of sheer sadness because you have reached the last page? Yes, zombie horde, this is one of those books. Get it today. It will warm your little zombie heart.
This book qualifies for the Horror and Urban Challenge and the Vampire Challenge....

1 comment:

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