The Gold Finch

 

Theo Decker is aged thirteen. He is a survivor of the accident which killed his mother. One of the most heart-warming stories in the top 10 books.  A wealthy family takes the boy. However, his longing for his mother leads him to a painting and underworld. The book is more of a haunted Odyssey with vivid character and good plot development. There is the underworld, lost love and compassion.