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5.0 out of 5 stars A brief book of insights into a child's life. 4 1/2 stars., 25 Aug 2006
This review is from: Not A Games Person (Yellow Jersey Shorts) (Paperback)
This is a brief, but beautifully written memoir of school days; the best days of our lives(??).

In first person we join the author as a child as she waits in trepedation for the start of a sports day sack race. The rest of the book is in third person as we learn of the background to the race and the wrench from home that attending school meant for her.

The author also visited her two sports teachers while writing this book and it was interesting to witness the difference between a child's concept of her teachers and the people they proved to be once she was also an adult.

I found the ending a bit strange, when she talks of running to ease the problems of a crisis in her life and we are left wondering what this might be.

This short book must be encouraging to others who suffer through sports lessons, perhaps it should be adapted as a book targeted to young adults.

Very different from 'Something Might Happen' by the same author, but with the same underlying dissatisfaction with life. I now look forward to reading 'The Touch' by the same author.
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