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Little Children
Little Children
Author: Tom Perrotta
Tom Perrotta's thirty-ish parents of young children are a varied and surprising bunch. There's Todd, the handsome stay-at-home dad dubbed "The Prom King" by the moms of the playground; Sarah, a lapsed feminist with a bisexual past, who seems to have stumbled into a traditional marriage; Richard, Sarah's husband, who has fou...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312315719
ISBN-10: 0312315716
Publication Date: 3/1/2004
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 155 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Little Children on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book is alternately funny, disturbing, uplifting, and depressing. I spent a lot of the book wondering what I was supposed to think about it.

The plot focuses mostly on Todd and Sarah, married (not to each other) stay-at-home parents in suburbia. They begin an affair after meeting one day at their neighborhood playground. Tom Perrotta has a gift for bringing secondary characters to life, so we also become well-acquainted with Todd and Sarah's spouses, neighborhood friends and enemies, and the child molester who has recently moved to town.

This book was made into an excellent movie in 2006, an adaptation quite faithful to the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very readable and funny--typical Perrotta.
Yoni avatar reviewed Little Children on + 308 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this...sometimes funny, sometimes sad, entertaining book about suburbia.
busygram07 avatar reviewed Little Children on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book was o.k. IT is About 2 people that are unhappy in their marriage. Who isn't at one time or an other? I would not highly recommend it. It was a book to read. In a few weeks I will probably forget all about it.
starfkr avatar reviewed Little Children on + 53 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent novel! This book was recently selected for my book club and everyone in the group absolutely loved it. Being a person in my early 30's, I related to the issues that many of the characters were dealing with and found myself looking inward and getting analytical. This book tells a great story, gets you to think, enlightens, and entertains. 5 stars!
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reviewed Little Children on + 7 more book reviews
An interesting read about the shadows of suburban life and how different people react to different situations. Definitely not your normal Sunday read but still very interesting.
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This was an interesting book. The character development is okay, the story is not terribly unique, but it still kept me reading. I'd give this a lukewarm to pretty okay rating!
egotryptophan avatar reviewed Little Children on + 4 more book reviews
Probably my most favorite of his. Excellent movie as well.