Day 25: A Character who you can relate to the most.
Possible spoilers ahead.
The character that I identify the most with was a tough one for me. I believe most readers take a little piece of the personality of the characters they love into themselves or see themselves mirrored in what they read. Some more than others because much as I might wish I do not see myself as a vampire… Anyway, the main character Theo Decker in this story just struck a chord with me. When we reach the scene where he lost his mother in the bombing I just lost it. I was about the same age as he when my mother died in a car crash, also violently. I was listening to this book while shearing sheep and I sat there just bawling over my poor ewe, who I’m sure thought I had lost it. I could so get how Theo could carry that painting with him throughout his life. When you lose someone you love you do almost anything to keep a piece of them with you. So yeah, I get where Theo is coming from. It can be summed up in this favorite quote from the book.
“Everything I did for the rest of my life would only separate us more and more. Days she was no longer a part of, an ever-growing distance between us. Every single day for the rest of my life, she would only be further away.”
Donna Tartt- The Goldfinch
Does the 30 Day Book Challenge sound like fun to you? Why not join me! Below is the graphic I borrowed off the internet, feel free to borrow it from me. I will be posting pictures of the books I select each day to my Instagram account too. Be sure to follow me over there to see my picture for today’s selection.