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We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
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Sep 13, 2014

really liked it

Topics from parenthood to politics get an honest treatment from several sides in this book about an unwanted child who commits terrible acts as a teenager. If you have any opinion about what parenting should be like or why children grow up the way they do, I believe you'll find something in here.

Kevin was creepy and almost frightening. All of the characters were hard to like, but I felt like they were real - many real people can be hard to like, if only they'd write down their thoughts on paper. The book could probably have been about 1/3 shorter if the author had left out a few thousand needless adjectives, that's why it lost a star. Otherwise it was an interesting, engrossing read.
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