This incredible, thought-provoking story is about a thirteen-year-old boy named Theo Decker who is in an art museum in NYC with his divorced mother when a bomb goes off. From there, the story follows the boy and the life-altering changes which subsequently ensue. The characters in the novel are so vivid. I was just blown away!
Created by Fabritius in the 17th century, the painting upon which the story revolves, is real and gladly, the book has prompted renewed interest in it. I am happy because I love art. For those who are so inclined, the novel contains many art references of note.
As I believe this is a stellar novel which requires gradual unfolding, I will keep this review brief and end simply with – you must read it! It is fabulous!