I really have to give credit to John Ajvide Lindqvist because this book was truly different. Eli is a vampire who is an old vampire stuck in a 12 year old body. The thing about Eli is that he never matures or maybe he choses to not mature. Oskar who befriends Eli is brutally picked on at school and you can see the special bond he creates with Eli. Let the Right One In is very dark and has some really hard concepts like Hakan who is almost a slave to Eli and would do anything for Eli just for attention. I also like that the author makes you almost feel sorry for Hakan. He fails at killing someone for Eli and is horrible at being a pedophile.
I really enjoyed the conversation we had in class about Eli being seen as an angel and the reason why Eli is both boy and girl is because most angels are gender neutral. I also like that even after Oskar finds out Eli is a boy he still loves him and doesn’t care but just appreciates and accepts Eli.