on 1 January 2002
I picked this up thinking it was going to be a war book as the title suggests but as i read the blurb i realised it was quite the opposite. Being a punk myself i decided id give it a go and was so glad i did. It contains everything you would want in a book, suspence, humour,real life struggles and it really makes u think. But a warning if ur homophobic u should steer clear!! i loved it and cant wait to read more of his novels. This was very similar to "Junk" which i also reccomend
on 13 September 2000
"War Boy" is the best book I have read for a long time. The story, as told by 14 year old deaf mute Radboy, is a stream of consciousness and realisation that swept me along from beginning to end, avoiding all cliches and enveloping me in a world that's far outside my experience but made me feel a part of. The style is exhilerating and refreshing. The major strength of the book is the characters and how real they feel, and how touching when seen through Radboy's eyes. It's a book that I actually avoided reading for a couple of days because I didn't want it to end.