Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The Story of Edder Sawtelle
I am glad I did not know anything about this book when I started reading because if I had, I would never have picked it up. I had based this book on the cover alone. They say never judge a book by it cover. Well in this case I was glad I did.
In this tale reminiscent of "Hamlet," a speech-disabled Wisconsin teenager bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's death.
Based on that line alone I would have never read this book. I'm one person that can not stomach Shakespeare. I just don't understand his writing style. To be more correct the language of the time.
After reading it I was unsure how and what I felt. It does bring out some very strong emotions. I had to think about it for a while. I lied awake the night I had finished the book and just kept going over it in my mind. I came to the conclusion that this book ranks right up with To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Yes, this book does have a sad ending, but at the same time a book that you will want to add to your collection.