How I Read It: Audiobook
Dates Read: 4/24/19-4/25/19
Why hello! Glad to be back! So to be completely honest, this was at the very bottom of my BOTM TBR pile. I just didn’t think I would enjoy it, but I was pleasantly surprised when I listened to it, and here’s why:
Let me start with this book is BANANAS. The overall plot is that there are these two twins, Peter and Paul. Peter is exceptionally smart, while Peter tends to be on the slower side. When Paul disappears, his father, Clyde, must decide whether to save Paul, or give Peter the chance to achieve academic success in America.
Wow, this synopsis was extremely hard to write, and even then, I think I might have told you too much. But this book is absolutely insane. The idea of picking favorites between your children in itself is an insane idea. Like at what point do you consider the downfall of one of your children in order for the other child to be successful? I think that this opened up a discussion of how parents want their children to become something great, and it shows a really cool juxtaposition between the mother, Joy, and Clyde as they try to deal with this situation.
This book also discusses what personal sacrifices you are willing to make in order for someone you believe in to succeed. Peter and Paul are essentially inseparable, and often Peter would try to help Paul in order to keep him on the straight and narrow.
I think that if I had to rate it (which let’s be real, I really don’t have to, but for the sake of continuity, I am going to rate it), I would give it 4 out of 5. If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And as always, I will see you all in the next book!