Mister Pip by LLoyd Jones
This book has left me speechless and returning to Chapter One to begin reading it again. It's a short little gem about a young girl growing up in the midst of a civil war on an under -developed tropical island. To give more than that...I wouldn't want to spoil the story for you.
"Lloyd Jone's spare, haunting fable explores the power and limitations of art."
--Washington Post Book World
Quintessential Sentence: "My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip."
Favorite Word: Pop Eye