“I wonder who it is that chooses the books for Oprah's book clubs. If Oprah herself has personally hand picked these reading materials herself I would have to ask her two things. The first would be, how could I be able to participate in this so called "book club"? and the second, where on earth does she ever find the time to read?
Mitchard's "The Deep End of the Ocean is the 4th of the books on Oprah's book club list that I have read and like the first 3, it does not fail to deliver.
This book reminds of one of main reasons I read books, in order to experience everything from a safe distance.
I suffered with the character Beth when Ben went missing. I felt the woman's guilt, fear, anger and also her self loathing. There was this desperate need for her find him I think not only to bring her peace but because as a mother she felt it had to be her.
I love how it was Vincent who had found Ben like he did all those long years ago when they played hide and seek. Belonging to a somewhat dysfunctional family myself I can see how at a certain point the child starts realizing that sometimes the help they need does not come from their parents, how siblings take comfort in each other. ”