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We Need to Talk about Kevin
The story of an American family, told via letters from Eva, the mother, to the now absent father. Kevin, the son, is in prison for the school shooting he carried out, killing several fellow students, a teacher and a cafeteria worker. In her letters Eva attempts to unravel what led her son to go down such a tragic route, and considers the contribution she may have made to Kevin's downfall and their family's fate.
Brilliant. Everyone portrayed so vividly and realistically. and Eva's debates all seem so relevant to a normal family life in spite of the extreme circumstances her family endures. Won the Orange prize for fiction.
Score: 8.5
Published: 2003
Read: September 12th 2017