Great It night have started slow but once you got into it it is a great read!
Boring Lets be real. This was a boring, painful, unrelatable read. I actually got a headache trying to stay awake while reading it on the train and at home. i would leave it in the bathroom for something to read while on the throne but i fear i may further insult the author when i choose to read the back of my shampoo bottle instead :/
Wow! Super read! I had a hard time getting into this book, but once it gets going, it's really good. Eva is a perfectly despicable person and Franklin was criminally oblivious. Poor Kevin never had a chance.
Haunting I'm usually not one to gush over fiction, but the way the author portrays the killer in the story feels dead-on. At no point did I think that there were any glaring holes that needed fixing. I felt a little sick to my stomach the whole time reading this book but I couldn't put it down. I finished the whole thing in 2 days. A must-read.
Review: We Need to Talk About Kevin Very Frightening! If you've ever encountered the difficulties of parenting a child who is defiant, moody, or difficult, this is quite a cautionary tale. It will summon your instant attention to correcting the behavior issue tempered with lots of patience, warmth, and love. But not before it scares the bejeezes out of you!
LibraryThing Review Eva, a woman from New York with Armenian roots, writes letters to her ex-husband Franklin, about their love life, about how they grow apart from each other, and most of all about their son Kevin who murdered nine people in his school on a Thursday afternoon. She tries to reconstruct where everything went wrong. Is it her fault, is she a bad mother? Could it even be avoided? A book that rips your soul apart. That forces you to stop for a while and take a look at ourself. As Eva is telling us her side of the story, including every tiny and seemingly irrelevant detail of her pregnancy, Kevin's birth, her fights with her husband, it is impossible not to start judging her behaviour. Was she really a bad mother? How would we react in her situation? Does she try to influence us by giving only her side of the story? Does she or does she not love her son? Should she even love him? What could have saved her son from destruction? It is quite possible the answer to that last question is the only sentence which was never spoken out loud in their marriage, "we need to talk about Kevin". If I am obliged to point out a downside: the dialogues are not seldom unrealistic. That could be the product of a poor translation, I'm not sure. Also, a large part of Kevin's childhood, roughly from age 6 to 14, feels 'skipped', even though it could be highly relevant for the development of his character. But still a must read, definitely if you enjoy being emotionally jolted.