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We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
We Need to Talk About Kevin
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Eva never really wanted to be a mother—and certainly not the mother of a boy who ends up murdering seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his sixteenth birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for... show more
Eva never really wanted to be a mother—and certainly not the mother of a boy who ends up murdering seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his sixteenth birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood, and Kevin’s horrific rampage, in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood from the start, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her own son may be responsible for driving him so nihilistically off the rails.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780062119049 (0062119044)
ASIN: 62119044
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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4.0 We Need to Talk About Kevin / Lionel Shriver
Eva never really wanted to be a mother - and certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his sixteenth birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for ...
sarah
sarah rated it
4.5 Lionel Shriver: We Need to Talk About Kevin
This book is excellent in every way. This was not the right time for me to read it. Even with the anxiety it caused in me, however, I couldn't put it down. Now that I have finished it, I wonder if I will pick it up again...perhaps once my kid has survived high school (touch-wood).
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Read With ME (207) rated it
5.0 We Need to Talk About Kevin
I really loved this book although I do question how realistic it actually was...can children really be born evil to the core, as I believe Kevin was in this novel? I'm not completely sure of the answer to that but this book certainly addresses the age old question of nature vs. nurture and leaves me...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
2.0 We Need to Talk About Kevin
Here's the thing. If I can't get past how a story is written, I am not going to enjoy it. At all. The way this book is set up just forced me to struggle through until the very end to get to the final pages of the book. With information parsed out to readers slowly, I think the author was hoping to b...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
Starts really slow. Or better said, it was a drag, to be honest. I was waiting impatiently for Kevin to be born. Eva's voice was OK but the way it was narrated... all over the place. It is when Kevin is born that things get interesting.The movie was good, but now that I've read the book, I think the...
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