It was a good mystery book, idk I thought the references to Jane Austen's books to be kind of funny and on the nose.
Really enjoyable read for me. Good YA fiction, which I'm not super familiar with. Definitely worth a read.
"If trouble comes when you least expect it, then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it."
I think a lot of people read into the religious the ea in the book, as if the boy is a direct allegory for Jesus Christ. I didn't read it that way, I saw it more as the boy being able to maintain some goodness where even his father had abandoned it.
"...the thing about portraits is, you need to show people the way they want to be seen. And I prefer to show people as I see them."
This book had great media representation, but average reader reviews. In the end I feel like it was written to become a tv series, so maybe I'd recommend waiting til Hulu releases it next year. If you like crime thrillers, it's kind of like that except without the thrills.
"As I had always feared, no, known, the trials had been for nothing. (The dread of futility has been my lifelong plague.) Excitement, apprehension, release and anger had drained me of mobility. I waited for Fate, the string puller, to dictate my movements."
9/10 because not only could I not put it down, I wanted to listen to it immediately all over again.