•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
The piper's son by Melina Marchetta
If you think I've forgotten anything about that night, you, most gorgeous girl, are labouring under a great misapprehension. I remember everything. I remember your petticoat...slip..whatever the hell it's called, and you let me take it off. You made me close my eyes and that was even more of a turn-on.
I absolutely loved this book!!! The whole book is infused with a sadness. At first I was a bit nervous to read it as I really love most of M. Marchetta's books but once I started it was just great - just like her other books. So easy to read, so moving. I think "On the jellicoe road" is still my favourite though - but that is partly because it improves on reading. This book is ones of those you stay up late cause you don't want to put it down.
I also love how it is set in Sydney, though not in the supurbs/area where I live but I have visited this area many a time. It lends the book a kind of familarity, makes it easier to relate to. This book is maybe for an older age bracket then that which presides it (Saving Francessca - i also really like this book)and it is filled with characters my age.
The story rings so true. Though I have never experienced a level of grief or guilt like those in the book - how they react and deal with things feels true. I cried a lot during this book. Even on the bus when surrounded by a bunch of strangers.
This book is definently worth a return visit :)
postscript - i just read this and it makes the book sound really sad. but it actually isn't all that sad - there are heaps of parts where you just laugh and smile. It is just a moving experience and you can you read it on more than once level