Author: Ian McEwan
Genre: historical fiction;coming of age; contemporary classic
# of pages: 351
Start date: 08/20
End date: 08/27
Borrowed/bought: borrowed from the library
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best]: B+
Description of the book: We meet 13-year-old Briony Tallis in the summer of 1935, as she attempts to stage a production of her new drama "The Trials of Arabella" to welcome home her older, idolized brother Leon. But she soon discovers that her cousins, the glamorous Lola and the twin boys Jackson and Pierrot, aren't up to the task, and directorial ambitions are abandoned as more interesting prospects of preoccupation come onto the scene. The charlady's son, Robbie Turner, appears to be forcing Briony's sister Cecilia to strip in the fountain and sends her obscene letters; Leon has brought home a dim chocolate magnate keen for a war to promote his new "Army Ammo" chocolate bar; and upstairs, Briony's migraine-stricken mother Emily keeps tabs on the house from her bed. Soon, secrets emerge that change the lives of everyone present....
Review: This book was very rich in descriptions and the love between Cecilia and Robbie was incredible. This was a very interesting coming of age book.
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