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One boys struggle to find out who his real parents are.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Snake-stone (Collins Tracks) (Paperback)
This is a book about a boy called James who is adopted. He has always known that he was adopted and he has always been free to ask anything. But lately James starts thinking about his real mother. He becomes so obsessed by finding out who she is that he thinks a woman at a diving competition(he is a champion diver) is her and so completely wrecks the dive he is about to perform. He finds a bit of paper which was given him by his real mother and this sets him on the trail of his real family. It shows half of an address which James believes to be his mothers. While pretending to go diving training in London he sets off to find his mother. It all becomes quite predictable and boring and isn't really the kind of book that you couldn't put down. It deals with the feelings of James mostly but you can't make a great book out of just feelings and no strong storyline.