Sunday, May 02, 2010

2010 book 112

Fernanda Eberstadt's Rat
Kind of a coming-of-age novel about a girl growing up in France with her single mother; later, after her mother's boyfriend tries to molest her adopted brother, she decides to take him on the run to find her father in London. The first 2/3rds were strong but I think things trailed off a bit toward the end. Still, Rat and her brother are great characters--likable, self-sufficient, and bold. B+.

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