“I feel like Eli really wanted a friend, at least by the end. At first Eli was distant and it seemed Oskar was an object of curiosity for Eli but over time Eli began to remember a human part that had been buried and really developed feelings that went much deeper than love or normal friendship.
I never once thought that Oskar was supposed to be a replacement for Hakan. Not sure why...”
“In 451 they banned books because they were offensive. This seems like a selfish reason to me. Almost every book is going to be offensive to at least one person in at least one way, but people have a choice. They don't have to read the book if they find it offensive. Take "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." it says the N word over 200 times, but what people don't think about is the fact that...”