Kristina mentioned this book in an earlier post – New Books You Might Have Missed. However it is so wonderful, we need to talk about it again.
I attended a conference recently where I listened to a presentation about reading. The speaker said that we may all read the same novel, but take out of it what means the most to us and put aside the rest. I became very conscious of this while reading this book. I accept the beauty of mathematics, but honestly, those portions of the book washed over me. For me, the key point was the relationships that developed amongst the three main characters. I was struck by the respectful way they dealt with one another. Each individual, including the child, was deeply conscious of the others feelings and needs. Sweet, but never saccharine.
If you are inspired by mathematics, see again the titles Kristina suggested in an earlier post. I usually try to think of books that have a similar feel. I have to say, I’m stumped. Is anyone else who read this able to jump in?