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The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta
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Dec 19, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites
Recommended for: Everyone
Read from December 19, 2010 to April 30, 2011

Thomas Mackee was my favorite character in Saving Francesca and I just can't wait to read his side of his story after 5 years. Especially when it's now his turn to be saved.

This is pure drama. Excessive and dark drama. A truly brilliant piece of a perfect realistic drama. This is what I love about Melina Marchetta's stories. It made me cry, like I was watching a drama on television, only, this is better than most I've seen on TV. And yes. It is gut-wrenching. The pain, agony and grief shoot right through your gut it hurts so.. so... much. Like I was in that story itself, an invisible live character who's asked to witness each of the character's soliloquies. While I was reading, it was more like a visual experience and every event is so vivid. And the characters are so real. Their emotions wave in a very deep sense that you can't help but feel for each one of them. No matter how deep I mean they are. It's the depth of everything in the story that makes it to perfection. I'm not saying it's a perfect book but somehow, the trueness it shines says something close to a perfect. This book has that wonderful depiction of a certain realistic relationship about family, friends, and love. As cliche as this sounds but as life goes on, no matter shitty it becomes, so does hope...and yes love.
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“Maybe she'd always been there. Maybe strangers enter your heart first and then you spent the rest of your life searching for them. ”
Melina Marchetta, The Piper's Son

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