The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Elegance of the Hedgehog In this enthralling international bestseller, two girls live inconspicuous lives in the center of an elegant Paris apartment building. It is only when a stranger moves into their building--and sees through the girls' disguises--that Paloma and Rene discover their kindred spirits.
- Published: 02 September 2008
- Format: Paperback 325 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781933372600 ISBN 10: 1933372605
- Sales rank: 12,182
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Reviews for The Elegance of the Hedgehog
This book is a story about a self-conscious concierge and an introspective, suicidal 12 year old.
I understand what this book was trying to be... beautiful and sophisticated. Something that read like a song and instilled deep, meaningful reactions from the reader - but it wasn't. It was BORING.
The whole book just reeked of academic snobbery. Parts of the book prattled on so much that I'd just speed read the whole chapter. I got so bored with it I stopped half way through so I could take a break on another book before finishing this off.
I felt the book used knowledge of Tolstoy as a scale of determining someone's value. Yes, parts of the book were lovely. I liked a few of the ideas it brought forward, and I liked the sence of magic. Yes, there were some sentences worthy of placing on a poster. However mostly, I just wanted to finish it. by Caitlin