Little Children

Little Children

Tom Perrotta's thirtyish parents of young children are a varied and surprising bunch. There's Todd, the handsome stay-at-home dad dubbed "The Prom King" by the moms at the playground, and his wife, Kathy, a documentary filmmaker envious of the connection Todd has forged with their toddler son. And there's Sarah, a lapsed feminist surprised to find she's become a typical wife in a traditional marriage, and her husband, Richard, who is becoming more and more involved with an internet fantasy life than with his own wife and child.
And then there's Mary Ann, who has life all figured out, down to a scheduled roll in the hay with her husband every Tuesday at nine P.M.
They all raise their kids in the kind of quiet suburb where nothing ever seems to happen - until one eventful summer, when a convicted child molester moves back to town, and two parents begin an affair that goes further than either of them could ever have imagined.

Title:Little Children
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780312315733

    Little Children Reviews

  • Deanna

    The movie adaptation of this book was on TV recently which reminded me that I had read this book quite some time ago. Little Children focuses on couples in their thirties living in a quiet Boston subu...

  • Jeremy

    Tom Perrotta is usually very fun to read. I'm pretty sure I've read all his books, and I typically polish them off (meaning I read them, not eat them; you should not eat books) within the day, which f...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/In case you haven’t seen me brag about it before are unaware, I work a couple of blocks away from this beauty . . . . (^^^^That’s just...

  • B the BookAddict

    Tom Perrotta appeared in my library's Who Writes Like file when I entered Richard Russo's name. Personally, I don't see the resemblance; Perrotta has none of Russo's wonderfully wry wit nevertheless L...

  • Carol

    This has got to be the first time in my entire life that I thought the movie version of something was better than the book. Yes, I saw the movie first, and perhaps that influenced me. But, man, Tom Pe...

  • Timothy Urges

    A character study of regretful adults. All reverting back to childhood with their desires and deeds. What do you do when you are unhappy with the choices you have made up to this point in your life? Y...

  • Cheeky Cher

    4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it.Essentially, this is a very cynical book that explores the various forms selfishness can take through the viewpoints of several deeply flawed characters livi...

  • Caroline

    Perrotta got it just right in this expertly written examination of suburban ennui and disillusionment. Little Children focuses on some young married-with-children couples and how they interact with ea...

  • Trish

    Perrotta has written a caustically funny satire of thirty-something suburban American life that we laugh aloud even as we see ourselves and our faults unerringly displayed. Even with his opening salvo...

  • Alix Mav

    I read Little Children after a friend recommended it to me and after I read the actual novel that inspired the movie Election. Little Children is a fantastic book to read when you're in your mid-to-la...