Book Review: A Novel – Our Missing Hearts

“There is no greater love than a mother’s love.” This adage is one that we have all heard many times, and it is one that finds relevance in Celeste Ng’s new novel, Our Missing Hearts. The book tells the story of a mother’s unbreakable love and the journey of her son to find her after she disappeared without a trace. This book is a masterpiece that explores the power of love and the depths of human emotion.

The book is set in the present, and the story centers around the life of twelve-year-old Bird Gardner. He lives a life of quiet desperation with his father, a former linguist who now works as a librarian in a university library. Bird’s Chinese American poet mother, Margaret, disappeared without a trace when he was nine years old. Although he does not know what happened to her, he knows that her books have been banned, and he resents that she cared more about her work than she cared about him.

One day, a mysterious letter containing only a drawing comes to Bird, and he begins a journey to find his mother. His journey takes him down a path of self-discovery, where he is immersed in the many folktales his mother told him as a child. As he embarks on a journey through the underground network of courageous librarians, he finally makes it to New York City, where he finally learns the truth about his mother and what the future holds for them.

The story in Our Missing Hearts is thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, and deeply suspenseful. Ng does an excellent job of exploring the lessons and legacies parents pass on to their children and the power of art to create change. The book is a page-turner, and the reader is drawn in by the suspense and emotion that the author creates. You will want to know what happens next, and you will not be able to put it down until the very end.

The characters in the book are well developed and relatable. Bird is a likable and curious character who is on a mission to find his missing mother. His father is a loving and caring parent who always puts his son first. Margaret, the mother, is a poetic and creative force, who is both loving and independent. They are all characters that the reader can identify with and root for.

The writing style in Our Missing Hearts is simple and clear, which makes the book easy to read. Ng’s use of language is metaphorical and poetic, which makes the emotional scenes in the book more heightened. The book is not only suspenseful, but it is also a beautiful love story that explores the power of love and the lengths a mother will go to for her child.

Our Missing Hearts is an old story made new that explores the ways supposedly civilized communities can ignore the most searing injustice. It is a book that examines the human experience and the power of love. Ng does an excellent job of highlighting the complexity of human emotion and how we all have our struggles and challenges. The book is timely and relevant, and it will strike a chord with anyone who has ever been in a complex and emotional situation.

In conclusion, Our Missing Hearts is an excellent book that is well worth reading. If you love stories about the power of love and the human experience, this book is for you. It is a page-turner that will grip you until the very end, and it will leave you deeply moved. It is easy to see why the book has received so much critical acclaim. It is well written, well crafted, and well worth your time.
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