Wednesday, March 26, 2008
We met for our second book club meeting where we discussed "The Education of Little Tree" by Forrest Carter. I have to be honest, the first couple of chapters didn't really peak my interest and so I wasn't looking forward to the rest of the book. However, I forced myself to continue and I ended up really liking it. It was a sweet story about a young boy and his grandfather teaching him the "Cherokee Way". I would recommend it if you would like a quick yet enriching read. Funny thing is, it's supposed to be an autobiography- except that it was found out later that the author wasn't actually Cherokee or an orphan raised by his grandparents. He was actually a white supremacist who wrote for politicians against desegregation. I opted out of reading about the author before I read the book because ignorance is bliss. I would like to think that this book was his form of atonement for his shady racist past- but who knows? It was a good book none the less.