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Fast paced thriller!
on 15 December 2011
I wouldn't particularly choose to read a novel where the central character is a thirteen year old boy but I am so pleased that I read Three Days to Die. The main character Aaron and his friend, although they are young, come across as real characters - not stereotypical teenagers. They have problems, hopes and fears in their everyday world that compare to any adult.
I flew through this book at quite a lick and that's always a good sign for me, I just kept reading far into the night because the adventure never stops. I particularly liked the part where the boys were locked up in the factory - very descriptive writing. John Avery seems to be able to get under his characters' skins and he hits the emotional button time and time again. The book focuses on themes of loneliness, loss and abandonment at a variety of levels in all of the characters in the book.
So if you enjoy a fast paced thriller with an emotional heart, Three Days to Die is the one for you.