30-Day Book Challenge: Day 6

Lost Boys - Orson Scott Card

6. A book that makes me sad.

 

Lost Boys * Orson Scott Card

 

The first time I read this novel, I cried a nice, ugly, loud cry. I was channeling some Grace Kelly mixed with Audrey Hepburn with that snot-heave of a sob.

 

The next time I read this novel, I cried from chapter 1 onwards (but with more class, and less noise), because I knew what was coming.

 

I know Card's personal beliefs and recent social behaviors have people up in arms, and I completely understand--I don't like it, either, at all--but it does not take away from the slow, brilliant, heart-breaking reveal of this novel.

 

 

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