The Goldfinch is by Donna Tarrt. Theo Decker is a thirteen-year-old boy who survives a terrorist attack at a museum that kills his mother and many others. Wounded and in shock, he speaks with a dying victim who gives him a ring and a cryptic message; then escapes the destruction of the museum with a priceless painting tucked in a sack. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel, follows Theo's life as he grows up and how the museum tragedy and his removal of the painting change his life forever. A masterful novel.
Ratings: 9 out of 10 - Adult - P (profanity) - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content).