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Review by Suze
When Sabrina receives a few boxes with her father's possessions she discovers something about him, an essential part of his life, that she didn't know anything about. Her father can't tell her much herself because he has memory problems. By asking the right questions and finding the right people to speak to Sabrina starts finding out more about her father. She finally has the chance to really get to know him and because of that she also discovers more about herself.
The Marble Collector is an interesting story about a man whose whole life evolved around marbles. I really like that idea and was intrigued as soon as I started reading. I loved the fact that Sabrina's father has something in his life that he's so passionate about. Only he's very secretive and that has influenced everyone around him has well. Marbles and secrets are the main topics of this book. An unusual combination, one that's a bit different. For me that worked really well, I was hooked from the start.
The Marble Collector is a great story and I loved reading it very much. It isn't fast-paced, in my opinion it's a book that needs to be savored slowly. The unusual topic together with the interesting main characters made me curious. I love reading about secrets and couldn't wait to find out more. The Marble Collector is also a story about family, about being passionate about something and about love. I liked that combination a lot.