Let’s talk about a book that was difficult for you to read. I read this book last year and have seen so many mixed reviews on it. I thought it would open up a good discussion about books that make you feel uncomfortable but you end up appreciating. I enjoyed this one and thought it was a beautifully written story, there were moments where I had to put it down because I had a difficult time dealing with the relationship between a child and a grown man. It was extremely raw and emotional on so many levels. I’m so glad I finished it and thought it was written and told perfectly. This was book that I couldn’t stop thinking about for weeks after reading.
What book was difficult for you to read?
As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It’s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.
By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy’s family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world.