Tuesday, August 25, 2015

We Are Pirates

Pursuit. I picked up Daniel Handler’s adult novel titled, We Are Pirates, since I knew him as the author of the children’s Lemony Snicket books. Handler explores the ways in which adolescents and adults pursue happiness. Set in and around San Francisco Bay, the two main characters are fourteen-year-old Gwen and her father, Phil. I found the sections of the novel in which Gwen dominates are energetic and exciting, while the parts featuring Phil are morose and dull. While both Gwen and Phil are pursuing what they think will make them happy, their differences are striking, and the plot never quite pulled them together in a way that satisfied me. Rating: Three-star (It’s ok) Click here to purchase We Are Pirates from amazon.com.

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