Mmtimes4's Reviews > Heft

Heft by Liz Moore
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
3115823
's review
Jun 27, 2012

really liked it
Read in June, 2012

Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn't left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career if he can untangle himself from his family drama. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel s mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur s. After nearly two decades of silence, it is Charlene s unexpected phone call to Arthur a plea for help that jostles them into action. Through Arthur and Kel s own quirky and lovable voices, Heft tells the winning story of two improbable heroes whose sudden connection transforms both their lives. Like Elizabeth McCracken s The Giant s House, Heft is a novel about love and family found in the most unexpected places.
I probably would have never picked up this novel if it weren't for my friend Karen reading it and giving it a good review. I loved the depth of the characters in this book. I loved the story, how each life is uncovered as you continue to read. You are taken to a brown-stone in New York, where your heart aches for Arthur and his loneliness. To Kel and his struggles as a high school boy raising himself.
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Heft.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.