" Schroder is the story of Eric Kennedy, who was born Erik Schroder in East Germany. His marriage is breaking down and he goes on an unauthhorized "adventure" with his daughter, Meadow. I liked the story quite a lot, but there were a few things that stood out from reality and made me pause. I really liked the narrator's use of footnotes, which was an unusual technique and very enlightening. I really disliked that the daughter acted far older than a five-year-old would have, and Eric's conversations with this supposed five-year-old were not grounded in reality at all, no matter how precocious she was. This was a layered, complicated novel, and I liked it for what it was, even as Eric Kennedy ended up to be an unlikeable, selfish liar. This novel is written as an explanation/apology from Eric to his wife at the end of his week-long adventure with Meadow, and it uncovers a lot of uncomfortable truths in his life that I feel he should have dealt with long before this point, and saved himself and his loved ones a lot of trouble and heartbreak. "
— Charlene, 2/10/2014