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This book is dark, real dark in a life of a child. The memories about his life now printed on him, won’t be able to erase. How much love he has for his father to forgive all this, to loves him still?
I came through this book as a recommendation from my professor. More than what I expected, Neal drives me in a conflict between family members, between their selfishness, between their self-esteem. Dad wasn’t as fault, mom wasn’t as fault. They just can’t get along. How many time I wished they can let everything go easily. Money can’t buy happiness. I hate the mom sometimes when I go through all words as “I” point of view, how pitty she was. I feel sorry for the dad too. His love seemed useless, he was trying to save his soul, saves the family and his love. But mom refused to play along. So they took the wrong path, since that moment everything broke.
I somehow wished I didn’t purchase this book, didn’t know about this story.
I would recommend this book anyway. It’s a short read and well written. Neal is the author out of my favorite. You can’t go wrong with his books.
Preston's parents are constantly fighting. Then one day when Preston is 12, his father is arrested for killing his mom. The book then jumps to when Preston is 14 and his father has been released from jail.
Preston and his younger brother had been living with their grandparents. This would be the parents of the mom who was killed. And they forgive their son-in-law for killing their daughter.
This book was okay, I think I wanted more of an explanation of why he killed his wife. It feels like it was just glossed over, most people don't kill someone else and just kinda shrug and move on with their life. And only two years seems like a pretty light sentence for murder. It seems like there should have been more details. However, this is a young adult book so maybe details like that weren't really meant for this book.
It was sad when Tyler, the 5 year old son, was visiting his dad at jail asking "Why did you kill my mom?" The dad didn't hear what his son said. Still heartbreaking. It just feels like there should have been a little more to the story.