Wednesday, November 2, 2011

We the Animals by Justin Torres

We the Animals by Justin Torres is a perceptive tale of three boys, told from the viewpoint of the youngest, growing up in near poverty with their Caucasian mother and Puerto Rican father. The household is a whirlwind of emotion, the boys are continuously fighting, running, eating; their parents habitually display their attraction to each other but the family is also charged with the desolation of their situation and they blame and hate each other just as fiercely as they love. Torres uses vibrant words to put the reader right alongside the storyteller as he discovers his place in the dysfunctional family.

5 Stars

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