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5.0 out of 5 stars Page-turning story of a young boy's search for meaning, 13 Aug 2007
This review is from: The Illumination of Merton Browne (Hardcover)
I read this book almost in a single sitting. It is completely gripping. It is a coming-of-age story of a young boy who grows up surrounded by violence and ignorance, both at home and at school.

On the face of it, Merton doesn't have much hope, but he's got a strong desire to discover the truth and he manages to find an escape in the world of books - poetry, history and literature - which give him a different perspective on the world around him.

You follow him through his big dilemma of whether to go for the dubious glamour of life in a gang or whether to take a different path, one that forces him to push himself to the limits. You are with him all the way.

Merton's character is likeable and engaging, and the writing and observations are sharp and often witty. Highly recommended.
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