Yaneth Reyes Reyes itibaren Marguerittes, Fransa
A coming-of-age story of the intellect, this was one of the best books I have ever read. Nathan is the son a genius, and is raised with the expectation that he will also have a great mind, if only he applies himself. He is a good kid and very, very smart, but not brilliant. This is a character study of the father, a quantum theory physicist, a son who lives in the shadow of expectation, a mother who believes that by cooking spectacular meals and having family games of rummy will make them all normal, and the third-wheel best friend of the Dad's who is a former astronaut. They all manage to hold it together until there is a terrible accident, and Nathan has a brain injury that changes the family's trajectory in profound ways. The writing is lyrical, the plot tightly paced, and the characters full, flawed, and believable. I loved every moment.