posted by Red Seven at
Okay , my favorite part of the bok was the end !!! LOL No just kidding. It was when Paul and his friend got high for the first time by the train tracks and then later back at the house. David I think handled himself well there when he didn't totally freak out as mucha s he could have. PLus it kinda reminded me of when I was that young ( minus the pot). I was in trouble alot .
Don't you think that David felt guilty for Paul being a screwed up kid? I think that once he knew that Norah had cheated on him at the beach, it became clear to him that he had damaged his entire family irreparably. From that point on, nothing that Paul or Norah ever did was entirely their fault.
On the last page as Paul watches Phoebe smooth her skirt as they are about to leave the gravesite - “A simple gesture, yet it set the world back in motion”. It seems to me that David was looking for this moment - that would set his world back in motion - from the beginning. Somehow this simple gesture of Phoebe's was a way to end the novel with a "it's all been fixed, this is how it was supposed to be" kinda feeling
Maybe it was because it was the first scene I read, but the scene at home during the snow storm, before the birth, felt so real to me. So happy and full of promise.
My favortie moment... the anticipation of reading the book.
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