Friday, March 23, 2012

Book Review #108 - Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan

Love is the Higher Law
First there is a Before, and then there is an After. . . .

The lives of three teens—Claire, Jasper, and Peter—are altered forever on September 11, 2001. Claire, a high school junior, has to get to her younger brother in his classroom. Jasper, a college sophomore from Brooklyn, wakes to his parents’ frantic calls from Korea, wondering if he’s okay. Peter, a classmate of Claire’s, has to make his way back to school as everything happens around him.

Here are three teens whose intertwining lives are reshaped by this catastrophic event. As each gets to know the other, their moments become wound around each other’s in a way that leads to new understandings, new friendships, and new levels of awareness for the world around them and the people close by.

My Rating: 4/5

This book was beautifully written, especially given the difficult subject matter.

Although I felt distanced from the characters I didn't with their feelings.

Surprisingly this book wasn't sad, it was more about the strength that the New Yorkers showed throughout the terror of that day, and the love that they have not only for the towers but for their city.

I would have liked this book to have been longer, but I enjoyed it anyway. I will definitely be reading more of David Levithan's work.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds interesting. I'm surprised to see so many books about 9/11 lately. I heard agents hate them.