H. Jolliffe

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (12 of 12)
Location: UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,484,050 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 12
The Illumination of Merton Browne by JM Shaw
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
An excellent book about a boy (Merton Browne) from a tough and deprived estate, who enters his secondary comp subconsciously hoping that education might lead him away from his disfunctional family and sink estate. Merton is a very clever boy whose energies are syphoned off into both learning on his own in a secret place under the school and being the brains behind the local gang on the estate....

There are moments in the book of huge suspense and drama. There are wonderful cameos of his headteacher, his friend's evangelical Caribbean mum, Merton's tutor and his mother.

I could not put it down; Merton as a character is superb and you immediately ( and I obsessively) get… Read more
A Note Of Madness (Definitions) by Tabitha Suzuma
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent novel, 19 Feb 2007
Tabitha Suzuma has written a superb and moving book about an young man grappling with depression. I found the way the author described the gradual descent into losing control very realistic. It was also fascinating understanding what exactly this boy was going through and how his lifestyle and pressures exacerbated his condition. I really recommend it.

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