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4.0 out of 5 stars a stunning emotional book that captures the feelings., 1 Nov. 2001
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This review is from: Goodnight Mister Tom (Paperback)
Tom is not amused when he is first dumped with a little boy aged 8 because of the 2nd world war but secretly finds out much more then he intended to find out about him. He is suspious of that Willie, the young boy is being abused and that the rumous of the City children are the opposites of Willie's character. Willie is not an average child because he can't write and had never the chance to learn and also he is treated as though he was a devil. He's mother has poisoned him with untrue things like, the reason he has to slepp under his mother's bed is because he would die. this is why he was so frightened of sleeping in the bed at Mr Tom's house as he calls him. Willie learns a whole new experience living with Mr Tom, infact he learns to love Tom and to love squirrels and dogs that he's never seen! Tom gets the letter from Willie's mum and is angry because it says he should beat him with the belt if he's bad which then he realizes were Willie's bruises had come from. Willie is upset and feels sick because of all the good things he has been eating. When he gose to the doctors he is very scared because his mother told him that they were bad people which is probably why he was so scared. Willie envys children who can read and longs to paint, and when he gose shopping with Tom he is very very supprised that Tom buys him a comic and some sweets... and lets him choose which ones. according to Willie he has never been asked to choose a comic or even a sweet in his whole life. This shows how mean his mother is infact it makes me really lucky when i think whole many comics and sweets i've had and thought nothing of them. The Way the athor has put it i bet he'll treasure that comic till he dies! We find out why Tom may be so cranky with everyone and it could be because his wife Rachel died and this must of been his most sadest moment because even when he looks at the paint shop across the road it reminds him of Rachel and how she use to love painting. He had never been in there since she died, because he had no reason too, he didn't like to paint so much but now, he has a reason... Willie. Willie likes to paint and because his birthday was coming up tom decided to buy him some paints. Willie in the meantime dosen't even now whats so speacial about his birthday. This made me really sad because i know that every birthday i have it's a really happy day and i always look forward too it. idn't get so much as a card letalone a pressie. His mum didn't say anything about his birthday she must of just said that he was a year older and that was it! While Tom gose to the church to volentire which makes every one there suprised because, hey all think that Tom is an old selfish man and dose nothing to help anyone. Willie meets someone... Zach and is really excited that Zach is intrested in him and likes him! He says he had never had a friend before which is really sad i think because everyone should have friends to support you and share your worries and happyness.
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Initial post: 20 Feb 2009 22:38:16 GMT
Book Beaver says:
Great review - many thanks.

Posted on 14 Nov 2010 07:28:53 GMT
willigon20 says:
this is a wonderful review of a great book. both really touch my heart.

many thanks to both the author and the reviewer....
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