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An excellent read,
This review is from: Just in Case (Hardcover)
After not overly loving How I Live Now I went into Just in Case with a bit of trepidation but came out the other end absolutely loving it.
OK, so you have to suspend belief for some of the book but the writing is just right, with the precise amount of humour mixed in with all the worries of a teenage boy growing up and finding out about himself and about the real world and his part in it.
David's moment of realisation happens when he saves his brothers life and it suddenly becomes clear to him that he has to escape from fate otherwise he could end up falling victim to its pursuing clutches. In what could be seen as 'shirking' from responsibility, as I'm sure most teenage boys try to do as much as they can (I once was also included, and probably still am in this) David changes his name and tries a number of different ways to hide from fate.
All-in-all a great read that will have you thinking for a long-time afterwards