3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Food for Thought,
This review is from: Blood Family (Kindle Edition)
Anne Fine's latest book is a compelling read, and I was engrossed in the story for a few days. The story revolves around Eddie, and begins with Eddie and his mother being rescued from a flat, where they had been kept prisoner for several years.
Eddie embarks on a new life through the care system and although life is a struggle for him, Eddie ends up being cared for by some loving people. Later in the book, Eddie's life takes a downward turn when he makes a discovery about his family history.
The novel is told by Eddie and various other people involved in his life. Both the characters and storyline are believable and the story moves along at a good pace.
The deep issues explored in this novel means that it is not an easy read and I was thinking about it for ages after I had finished it. I think it would be ideal for a book group to read, as there is lots to discuss. Amongst other things, it raises interesting debate about family history and whether genes determine how we turn out, or can we determine our own fate.