“Most mothers worry when their daughters reach adolescence but I was the opposite. I relaxed, I sighed with relief. Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life sized.” – Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye
I don’t know what I could possibly say about this book. It’s amazing. I didn’t want to put it down but didn’t want to finish it so I forced myself to stretch it out so I could savor it.
I loved how it effortlessly covered so much of the main character’s lifetime while still feeling immediate and personal. It’s an amazingly insightful look at childhood and bullying and memories. I really enjoyed how vividly the time (post-WWII) and place (Toronto) were described.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes rich character-focused stories full of details and interpersonal drama.