Book Talk: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink


The first Mommy Bookclub was a success. I’m hosting the next one and I chose The Reader. I really enjoyed the book. I found a discussion guide from the publisher. It’s going to be a great meeting!

Without giving too much away, a fifteen year-old boy gets involved in a torrid love affair with a woman whose past is revealed in a courtroom trial. He feels a mix of emotions as he realizes why reading to this woman was such a significant part of their relationship. More importantly, he experiences anger and shame, but also guilt as an adult. In fact, she is the only woman he has ever fallen in love with. I actually got teary-eyed.

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