Amy's Reviews > We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Nov 25, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: to-read

Five Stars for heartache on paper. Kevin's mother Eva tries to sort out just what went wrong as the child whom she could not love grew to become Malevolence Personified. The plot articulates the mental gymnastics required for constructing an artificial sense of peace, and the rift that can divide spouses when the two alternate realities dictate very different courses of action. But her opening quote attributed to Erma Bombeck summarizes the work best: "Perhaps a child needs love most when he is least lovable." The ending still pulses with hope.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.