A group of parents, trapped in middle-class stability, deal with marriage, kids and their suburban life in very different ways...
There's Todd, the handsome stay-at-home-dad - the one the other mothers admire in a silent look-but-do-not-touch fashion. He's trying (for his wife's sake) to pass his bar exam although he doesn't want to be a lawyer, and in a desperate attempt to reclaim his youth joins a midnight touch-football team...and starts a passionate affair with Sarah. Sarah is a lapsed feminist who isn't quite sure how she ended up being a traditional wife. She's the kind of mother who (shock horror) is capable of forgetting her daughter's snack, and in a moment's rebellion dares to kiss Todd in front of the mother's group. And let's not forget Sarah's husband, Richard, a successful businessman who develops an obsession for internet exhibitionist Slutty Kay, and consequently spends more time on-line than with his own wife and daughter.
A brilliantly perceptive novel and box-office smash, Little Children is a unique mix of the comical and the compassionate.
Rather mediocre throughout. The author would have gained an extra star from me if he had pursued the morality-tale ending it looked like he was setting up early in part iv, however he ended up shying away from it instead.
Tom Perrotta's thirtyish parents of young children are a varied and surprising bunch. There's Todd, the handsome stay-at-home dad, dubbed "The Prom King" by the moms at the playground, and his wife, Kathy, a documentary filmmaker envious of the connection Todd has forged with their toddler son. And there's Sarah, a lapsed feminist surprised to find she's become a typical wife in a traditional marriage, and her husband, Richard, who is becoming more and more involved with an Internet fantasy life thatn with his own wife and child.
These parents raise their kids in the kind of a quiet suburb where nothing ever seems to happen - until one eventful summer, when a convicted child molester moves back to town, and two parents begin an affair that goes further than either of them could have imagined....Continua
I'm probably the only one that didn't like this book. I never really got into it at all. I felt sorry for the characters, and I felt like they were extremely selfish for the most part. The ending was terrible. I wish I wouldn't have wasted my time....Continua
This is a real page-turner. In fact, it will keep you on tenterhooks and you will be eager to go on reading without stopping. The best thing about this book? Well the way each character is portrayed and the chance that we have to get into their lives and see how some past events have affected their life and their outlook of it. It´s been an excellent read!...Continua
Excellent characters, all are struggling in their lives. Though they are flawed, you fell in love with them one by one. You get to know them, understand them and sympathize them. The ending is a bit too melodramatic and too well-made.