Welcome to Theme Song Saturdays, a new weekly meme, hosted by yours truly, in which we share our love of music and books! Since I love books and music, this meme is for fun to try to incorporate those two loves! Whenever I read a book, a certain song -- kind of like a soundtrack or theme song -- plays through my head.
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Here's my pick this week:
Skinny Love by Bon Iver fits more of the mood of What Maisie Knew. The fact that she is used by both of her parents as leverage against the other shows that the love they should have for her is changing . . . Well, that it isn't what it should be. Further, the relationships with Mrs. Beale, Sir Claude, Mrs. Wix, and her parents are constantly influx. "And I told you to be patient / And I told you to be fine / And I told you to be balanced / And I told you to be kind / In the morning I'll be with you / But it will be a different kind / I'll be holding all the tickets / And you'll be owning all the fines" show what Maisie is going through during the whole transition. The fact that she is still paying for all of her parents' issues is reflected in these lyrics. To me, just the sadness and the tone of the song is a good representation of this book.
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