Saturday, June 21, 2014
The White Bicycle, by Beverley Brenna
A quiet and gentle book, but still challenging because of the unreliable narrator of the story. People have tried to write books like this before, but I think Brenna succeeds largely because the story is modest and this allows us to patiently explore Taylor's mind. That mind can certainly be frustrating, and there are times when you want to just throw up our hands and give up (the way, apparently, Taylor's father did in her youth) but by the end we're cheering along with her. Nice!