Hannah Moskowitz is my hero. She published her first book at nineteen, she can write a novel in a month (thanks to NaNoWriMo), she gives amazing writing advice on her blog, she personally responds to my e-mails, and she told me I rock. What more can I ask for in a hero? Oh yah, and she’s gorgeous.
So. Her new book: Two brothers turn their summer vacations at the beach house into a twisted version of Camus philosophy. The male protagonist carries the weight of his loss of innocence and it is too heavy for him. He is week, vulnerable, and very dependent on some very unreliable family members.
I don’t want o explain the book, you’ll just have to read it.
I’ll say this: It is similar to Hannah’s first novel “Break”, and that isn’t a bad thing. Her writing style is character driven, internal, raw and realistic. She creates worlds that I helplessly sink into with no escape. In fact, I am left speechless.
I took a lot away from this book: everyone has faults, everyone should love their family no matter what faults they have, and everyone should try their hardest to help, because not helping is the worst fault of all.
I don’t know what else to say.
Check out an interview with Hannah here.