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.