The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

I had found this book at my local library sale and thought the cover was beautiful. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski was only a cover buy, and it was not bought because it sounded interesting. Spoiler: It was not at all interesting. Instead, it was one of the most boring books I have ever read. I will not include my summary in this short review since I had not read this book entirely. I will only include some of my opinions and thoughts of what I have read in the book.

Book's Summary: 

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm—and into Edgar's mother's affections.
      Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires—spectacularly. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father's murderer and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs turn Edgar ever homeward. 
David Wroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes—the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain—create a riveting family saga, a brilliant exploration of the limits of language, and a compulsively readable modern classic.- David Wroblewski, Author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

My Thoughts: As you can see, I did not post my summary for The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David
Wroblewski. That is because I did not actually complete this story. I DNF(Did Not Finish) it. I got twenty-one percent or one hundred twenty pages in and stopped. This book did not keep my interest, and every character I had met I had found annoying. The adults acted like children and every conflict they had was started from immaturity. Also, everything was very rash and annoying to me. 

It was that bad. The characters acted like children, with the exception of Edgar since he is child. The only characters I liked were the dogs because they were kind and attentive. Also, Edgar was an okay character but he never thought about his actions or what he was going to next. He was humble. I found the adults to be exhausting to read and hated every moment they were talked about. 

The writing style also was not the best. The story dragged on and on until I fell asleep. Yes, I actually went to sleep. It was that boring. I did not even make a dent in the book. The writing made me mad. I would much rather spend my time reading something else and not become a subject of the reading slump.

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