30 Day Book Challenge: Day 25

bookchallenge

Day 25: A Character who you can relate to the most.

The Goldfinch

Goodreads Link, Blog Review

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.

30daybookchallenge

 

Advertisements

One thought on “30 Day Book Challenge: Day 25

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s