If you shy away from giant literary novels (this one is around 800 pages) where nothing really happens, this book is probably not for you. But I quite enjoyed the focus on Theo and how he deals with the death of his mother and abandonment by his father's family while also dealing with being a teenager, which is its own kind of difficult. I also liked the insights into the worlds of rich New Yorkers, the year-round residents of Las Vegas, and art and furniture buyers and sellers, which are all things I am not. If you're willing to spend a couple of weeks in a story that is mostly more interesting than exciting, you should definitely check out The Goldfinch.
--Alison McCarty, Callahan Branch Library
Find The Goldfinch in the Nassau County Public Library System catalog.