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I'm a slow reader but I love books. I hope to read more every year. 30 Books this year!

Currently reading

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Galatians for You: For Reading, for Feeding, for Leading
Timothy Keller
Life In A West German Town
Robin Sawers
Shepherding a Child's Heart
Tedd Tripp
Concise Theology
J.I. Packer
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes
Proverbs: The Tree of Life
Graeme Goldsworthy, Paul Barnett
Stirrings Of The Soul: Evangelicals And The New Spirituality
Michael Raiter
The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle

The Piper's Son

The Piper's Son - Melina Marchetta Up until I read The Piper's Son, Saving Francesca was my favorite Marchetta book. Now though, it seems hard to separate the two from one whole in my mind.
While each is a complete novel in their own right, focusing on different protagonists and storylines, they compliment each other in a way I have never seen before. At the end of Saving Francesca I thought the story was over, but I was wrong. There was more to tell and it makes me realise the richness and depth of all of Marchetta's characters. They're not just names who only exist in their interactions with the main character, but they exist as real people with families, frustrations and histories all waiting to be told. Truth be told, a sequel book could have been written about any of Francesca's friends. I now find myself hoping for a book about Jimmy is not too far away.
Overall, I loved this book. I loved seeing how the characters grew and developed. How no one was perfect but somehow that was ok. And I always love how Marchetta can make her characters grow and develop. It was a joyful experience, as always.