Friday, September 23, 2011

The Anguish of Growing Up

We The Animals by Justin Torres is a novel that reads like a family photo album.  Three brothers and their parents struggle with each other and outside influences that cause strife and lead to surprising discoveries.  This is Mr. Torres first novel.  It's a scant 144 pages but those pages are packed with intense emotions, disturbing situations and small acts of love.  The length is perfect for capturing the chaos that is this family.

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