The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
3.5/5 stars if I had the option.
I struggled initially to really get into this one, but it swept me up fairly quickly. Following the various lives from youth into adulthood, you feel as though you really get to know them, and you care for them, and you desperately want the best for them.
I liked it, but I didn’t love it, and that’s okay. I actually found out about this book because Amazon Prime had a pilot for a show based on the book and I had it in my watch list to give it a shot. Before I got the chance to Amazon removed it after deciding not to go ahead with the show. Disappointing, I think it could’ve made a great show.
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I haven’t posted in a while because every time I consider posting all I can think about is, well:
We are the world’s ONLY superpower. We are rich beyond the imagination of half of the globe. We have a moral responsibility to take in these people, 50% of whom are children. Don’t give me your bullshit about safety, these are the most screened refugees we have entering our country.
Omran Daqneesh, Aleppo, Syria
There is no fully-informed, fact-based argument against allowing them in that is not rooted in selfishness and/or racism.
One of the legends that was supposed to live forever, in my mind. Thanks for the laughs.