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on 6 July 2013
The subject matter of this book is intense, often upsetting and ultimately very uplifting and full of hope and love. Hodgkin works against the tabloid need to do the big reveal and makes you take the same journey as Alex did, with his brothers Marcus and Oliver, through the layers of memories given and found. The result is that when the final understanding hits them all, it is powerful, deeply moving and enriching, understood as it is within the context of brotherly love and support.
As important is the impact of dyslexia on the life of the boys and how this has shaped them. As a dyslexic myself I found this resonated with my own experiences - both the negative, of just being thought to be a bit thick, and the positive, having to go about things a different way to everyone else and as such being gifted a unique vision of the world. And wordz.