The Goldfinch Summary
Donna Tartt

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The Goldfinch Summary

Thirteen-year-old Theodore Decker survives a terrorist bombing in a New York art museum, which kills his mother and acts as the catalyst for Theodore's challenging coming-of-age journey, whereby he grows from a scared, confused, depressed and grief-stricken boy into a mature and responsible adult. In this first-person account, Theo documents his journey, describing his conclusions, or lack of conclusions, regarding the meaning of life.

In the wreckage of the bomb, Theo...

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