The Goldfinch is a mammoth book, but it needs all 700 plus pages to tell the story. The (very) basic premise of which is the relationship Theo Decker has with his mother. This includes their time together when she is alive and her lasting effect on him after her death in a freak accident. The book follows Theo as he grows up and moves from family to family all while harboring a catastrophic secret that continually affects the course of his life.
The Goldfinch is a breathtaking story about love and loss that will stick with you. Though a fantastic read (especially for those who love Donna Tartt), I would suggest to those that aren't familiar with her, but love to read haunting, character driven works, to pick up The Secret History first.
Meredith @ Central