Sunday, June 7, 2009

48 Hour Reading Challenge -- Update #6


I've now been reading and blogging for 15 1/2 hours. Book #6 was short It was:

Edward's Eyes
Patricia MacLachlan

Tear-jerker. Several hankies worth.

Edward’s Eyes is told from the viewpoint of Edward’s brother Jake. The moment Jake’s parents bring Edward home from the hospital, they put him in Jake’s arms and from then on the two have a special bond. Edward’s eyes are “the dark mud-blue of the night sky, but there are surprising little flecks of gold in them.” Jake loves those eyes.

It’s obvious from the beginning that this is going to be a sad story. MacLachlan is a beautiful writer, and this book does not disappoint.

2 comments:

onlymuttix said...

I am much too sensitive to sad books as of late but that sounds interesting. Good luck on the challenge!

Liyana said...

I thought this was a Twilight book. >.> Anyways, Keep up the good work!