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The Piper’s Son

The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta! (a.k.a. my most anticipated book of the month of may, a.k.a. the book that begs to be read “Read me! READ ME!”, a.k.a. the book that I am going to dive into the minute I publish this post.)

If you have read Saving Francesca, Looking for Alibrandi, Jellicoe Road, or Finnikin of the Rock, then you will know what I mean. If you have not, then the first thing you should do is get yourself to your local library and check them out. Then, you too will understand the excitement. Melina Marchetta perfectly (and very wittily) captures the magic, mistakes, and melodrama of young adulthood.

The Piper’s Son starts off 5 years after the end of Saving Francesca. “After his favorite uncle’s violent death, Tom Mackee watches his family implode, quits school, and turns his back on music and everyone who matters, and while he is in no shape to mend what is broken, he fears that no one else is, either.” So that description is rather dark, but like with all Melina Marchetta books, the Piper’s Son is ultimately a story about friends and family coming together and overcoming whatever may be in their way.

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