Song Of Solomon Analysis

514 Words 3 Pages
To begin, it is worth noting that this is one of those stories about doing the right thing for the wrong reason. And, in this case, I think it works. Lisa decides to "fix" Solomon's agoraphobia so that she can get into her dream college's psychology program and write about how she's already on track to be an amazing psychologist. Naturally, it goes without saying, that this is her journey to discovering that people can't be fixed. I was a bit apprehensive because this idea has the potential to go horribly awry and get a bit offensive, but Whaley handles it with the finesse of a great, educated writer and uses this as a platform to help readers understand mental health more properly. Bravo.

I was also a bit worried about Lisa's characterization. She's not an outright anti-hero, but she is certainly an unlikable protagonist. Eventually, you learn more about her past and why she is the way she is and you begin to understand her more, but Solomon is so extremely likable that it is hard to truly love anyone who may be using him. Solomon's characterization is off the freakin' charts. I adored him. He is content with where he finds himself in life, but also curious and realistic about his future. What is it going to mean when he can't go outside? He pushes himself on his own, taking baby steps, and I adore it. I also really like Clark, Lisa's handsome water polo-playing boyfriend who is also a huge nerd. He finds a dear friend in Solomon that I don't think could ever be replaced. To be honest, I love Clark more than Lisa, but
…show more content…
Whaley displays this beautifully and left the reader very satisfied. Lisa's chapters also had crucial plot points in them, even if they made you cringe at times, and helped round out the story as a

Related Documents