I read in my early teens. I thought the writing was bad and considered the text boring, stupid, and obvious, which in adult terms probably means contrived. It was a major influence in my developing disdain for books recommended by reviewers....Continua
I really don't like the way they treat to this boy.
His life is ruined by these adults.
How could they do so?
If this boy was your boy, wouldn't your heart broken?
A classic YA novel that is both beautifully written and perfectly paced, this book will hook the reader from the first chapter. I enjoyed this one a great deal more than The Chocolate War.
I read this a LONG time ago. I don't remember much. Only that at the end, I cried. Makes me want to reread it.
A comment on the back cover had prepared me for some surprise ending. Which was not the case. Expecting the big final revelation, I didn't enjoy the book that much, either.