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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Borrower

The Borrower

Ms. Hull is a young librarian who makes a connection with Ian, a 10 year old boy with very religious thoughts on Ian's apparent homosexuality.  Ms. Hull finds Ian in the library one morning, after he ran away from home and slept there overnight.  She begins to drive him home and he says if she does, he will tell his parents that she kidnapped him.  This begins their road trip, destinations picked by Ian.  Ms. Hull wrestles with what to do morally, Ian tries to decide how long the trip should last and I was sucked in like watching a train wreck.  These are great, complex characters.  This book had a good secondary storyline with Ms. Hull's father--is he Russian mafia?  A revolutionary?  An old man who tells stories?  This book was different, but in a good way.  I enjoyed this book.  I borrowed the book from the library.

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