4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Pretty good - but not great.,
This review is from: Martyn Pig (Paperback)
This book is about a boy named Martyn Pig who lives in a town which he hates, has a snobby aunt and a father who is a drunk. His only friend is a girl named Alex who lives across the street and had a boyfriend named Dean. One day just before Christmas, when Martyn accidentally kills his father and the untrustworthy Dean finds out, Alex and Martyn have to carry out a drastic plan to save their own skins. Later on the book there is a twist in the tale which was well - planned and enhances the story.
I personally liked how the book was outspoken and original and how the author (Kevin Brooks) conveyed Martyn's inner thoughts and dreams. The final twist was almost genius of the author and because of that I can imagine this becoming a cult teenage novel.
Yet some parts of the story were slow and unrealistic. I also noticed that it did not contain much descripton in places meaning that it became loosely constructed.