Oct. '04 Discussion: Shella by Andrew Vachss
I didn't go into this book expecting much, but I was surprised by how much I liked it. This is one of the books I recommend to everybody now, when they ask me what to read next.
As a writer it is hard to convince people that the character is telling the story. Shella did this perfectly. The main character was so naive about some things, but so smart about others - it was a perfect mix.
The ending was totally different than I was thinking it was going to be, but after I read it I thought that it was perfect.
I will post more, but first lets here what everybody else has to say...