Sunday, January 17, 2010

Question of the Day #438

B bought me a bunch of books for Christmas. (Very smart guy, huh?) And I just finished Sara Zarr's Story of a Girl. It was a beautifully written story about a regular girl with a messed up family. I felt like I'd known the characters all my life, after only short introductions.

Overall, the theme that rang with me was forgiveness. The main character's father had to forgive her. But more than that, she needed to forgive herself.

I'm eager to read more of her work. What themes have you noticed in the books you're reading?



  1. I read anything and everything...but I guess of the books I like best, maybe "love conquers all" is the one theme. But that could be because I read a lot of romance!

  2. How humans are killing themselves and the planet with chemicals.

  3. Life isn't about money, looks, material things... it's about finding your purpose in life and doing what makes you feel happy or valuable or like you're on this planet for a reason. Love it. :-)

  4. Hee, hee...this made me laugh. Let's see...counting, colors, shapes and oh yes, potty training.

  5. Death, mutilation, torture...I'm an avid reader of psychological thrillers.

  6. SWEETHEARTS is awesome, too. Sara Zarr's one of my all-time favorites. Can't wait to read her new one.

    I guess I like reading about angst.


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