Friday, October 3, 2008

When We Were Romans: A Novel

When We Were Romans: A Novel by Matthew Kneale
Nine-year-old Lawrence describes the day his mother whisked him and his sister from their home in Britain to Rome. His adventure becomes a poignant path of discovery about his parents, and a quest to understand his place in their hearts.

1 comment:

littlebookworm said...

...I unequivocally loved this book. I’m planning on emailing the author just to tell him how incredibly amazing I think it is. I think you should read it, too, but only if you’re willing to suspend disbelief and accept Lawrence’s story. Otherwise, the spelling and grammar will drive you crazy. In the end, this is an extremely accurate (take it from me, it really is) and moving picture from the head of a child whose mother has a mental illness and who tries to adapt in any way he can.