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I Am the Clay by Chaim Potok
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Jan 09, 2012

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Read from March 04 to 11, 2012

I don't know if I would have read this if it had come through me any other way than through my book club. I am the Clay starts of very slow and very sad and told through two old peasants and an orphaned boy during the Korean war. It is about their journey to find safety and their return to the peasants' village. It seems very cold because we only know the name of the boy, his dog, and a neighbor his age in his old village. It is challenging to figure out whose point of view is being stated. Being told through peasants and an uneducated boy the sentences are sometimes choppy and awkward. Besides these negatives this book was decent to read. I wanted to know if they were going to survive and if they were going to keep the boy if they did. I think it is about finding love and yourself caring more than you expect. I think it is also about finding miracles in yourself and others.

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