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This review is from: KIDS WE WERE (Paperback)
"Kids we were" is an easy read. The forty-one snippets are childhood memories given significance in their telling. They are extremely candid stories with a lot of subtext on a world gone by. An era, for instance, when slapping children was acceptable and accepted. There is a lot of injustice too. For these are not nice rounded stories with a beginning, middle and end. They are splinters of joy or regret that affected the minds of the writers at tender ages.
The collection has no theme. And like life itself there is no rhyme or reason, comeuppance or resolution to the incidents described.
The reader is not simply a voyeur to seemingly insignificant reminiscences. For in reading the various tales I found myself contemplating all the small incidents that have made me into the person I now am.
This is a book that prompts reflection on many levels.