Monday, August 15, 2011
Currently Reading: Vaclav and Lena
I'm currently reading Vaclav and Lena. This is a complex story about two Russian immigrants living in Brooklyn. Vaclav, when the story begins, is a child living with his family trying to fit in in American and in his classes and who dreams of being a Magician. Lena is quiet and shy and has been struggling to learn English. She lives with an Aunt who is never around and who does not take care of her and she enjoys spending the afternoons at Vaclav's house practicing magic. One day Lena does not show up in school, or at his house, and Vaclav's mom has to tell him that she has been taken by child services and they do not know if they will see her again.
I'm about half-way through this book and I'm not sure if they will find each other again, but this endearing story makes you hope that they do. They made each others lives complete, and Lena, who has had a very tough life was able to feel safe with him. This is a touching story with many ups and downs, but I'm just hoping for a happy ending for the two of them.
Posted by Michelle Baron at 9:21 AM