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Little Children
Little Children
Author: Tom Perrotta
Tom Perrotta's thirtyish 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 at the playground, and his wife, Kathy, a documentary filmmaker envious of the connection Todd has forged with their toddler son. And there's Sarah, a lapsed feminist surprised to fi...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780945933243
ISBN-10: 094593324X
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 355
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 44 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Paperback
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I thought this was a great book. I was pleasantly surprised - I could not put it down. The author used unfiltered thought processes to develop his characters so well, that even if you believed that the character was nothing like you, you could still relate to what they were going through with similar emotions. They seemed real - you got in their heads. He even got the female thought processes on target and gave me insights on how a male thinks. Even if you do not think you would like the story, you should check out his writing style when you get an opportunity.
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This book inspired me to start a bookclub. There were so many important themes and issues in the text that I needed to be able to discuss it with my friends. My husband read it also- and he never reads my books. The movie is wonderful as well, but it holds not a candle to the book! Must read!
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There is a A LOT of explicit sexual encounters in this book. It got to be a bit much for my taste.
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I listened to this book on CD which helped me get through some parts I would have hated to read. Parallel reading experience: I listed to this at the same time I was reading "We Need To Talk About Kevin" and I found myself focused on MCGorvey's mother who also was faced with being blamed for the actions of her son whom she loved but couldn't understand or control. I know the author wanted me to focus on the adulterous parents, but for me the book was all about Mrs. McGorvey.
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I enjoyed this book from start to finish. It was a very entertaining read. You really got to know all the different characters involved. I was hoping for the fairytale ending, but instead it was more realistic of what would happen in the real world. Overall, I am glad I read this book. It was good.