We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The gripping international bestseller about motherhood gone awry.
Eva never really wanted to be a mother - and certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two days before his sixteenth birthday. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood, and Kevins horrific rampage in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood from the start, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her own son may be responsible for driving him so nihilistically off the rails.
Implausible Psycho: “We Need to Talk About Kevin”
Sign in. Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined. Eva Khatchadourian's a mother to piece together her life following an incident cause by her strange child, Kevin. Once a successful travel writer, s she's forced to take whatever job comes her way, and in spite of the increasingly bizarre and dangers things Kevin says or does. But Kevin's behaviours is only getting worse. It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet.
Here, the family is not the gently glowing space where parents find the meaning in their lives, mothers do not always bond with their children, but teenagers—they kill other teenagers. We Need to Talk About Kevin. Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories. What provokes discomfort is, rather, her very capacity to do so. Eva is persecuted—her property is covered in red paint, she is struck in the street—as if she, rather than her son, was really responsible for the atrocity. She has long suspected him to be either psychopathic or evil.
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These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. The story is told through the perspective of Eve, Kevin's mother, in the form of letters she writes after the series of brutal murders that Kevin commits. As a child, Kevin hows classic signs of a psychopath and shows little to no affection to his family, but appears to reserve special loathing for his mother. He tortures her from an early age by deliberately refusing to be potty trained, spraying ink over the walls of a room that Eve decorates with maps. The only thing Kevin shows any real interest in is archery after reading Robin Hood. As Kevin grows up, his behavior worsens as he gets older, playing the part of a loving son in front of his father but continuing to manipulate and torture his mother, much to the horror of Eve and to the denial of his father, Franklin.
Rate this book. Buy This Book. Two years later, it is time for Eva to come to terms with her life and the decisions she made. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood, and Kevin's horrific rampage in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklyn. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood from the start, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her own son may be responsible for driving him so nihilistically off the rails.
One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just doesn't belong. School shootings shouldn't belong anywhere in the country, but they happen, and on April 8, , fictional Kevin Khatchadourian kommits a killer krime of his own, trapping nine classmates and a teacher and killing most of them with a bow and many arrows. Over a year later, Kevin's mother, Eva, begins to write letters to her husband, Franklin. They have been separated since Kevin's crime. Having a psychopath for a son will put some strain on a marriage, that's for sure. In her letters, Eva tries to work out what went wrong.