A review by mirrorbug
Soonchild by Russell Hoban

challenging emotional hopeful mysterious reflective relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
My sister is a fantastic writer with great book recommendations and barely gave me a choice telling me to read Soonchild at the start of the new year. Never have I ever been so confused about how to feel about a book. I didn't really have any overwhelming feelings reading it, but I felt like crying afterwards. I understood it but I also feel like I have absolutely no idea what happened. Yes, I enjoyed it, but I feel so conflicted on how much I enjoyed it.
I don't understand prose, I just don't. It was hard for me to wrap my head around this book. Soonchild's writing style and size make me think it's something quick to read and fast paced, but I think I should be examining every page.
I have a sneaking suspicion this is best read repeatedly, like any good fairy tale or myth. 
I feel like this is a book to be read at least twice before I properly can give it a rating.