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Ghosting Home (The Strong Winds Trilogy) Paperback – 2 Jul 2012
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This is another white knuckle ride which kept me reading late into the night. All is explained as far as the back-story of the leading "Goody" characters is concerned, and a pretty satisfactory resolution arrives. (The tributes to Arthur Ransome come thick and fast, too.) If I'm not quite able to give it the fifth star it's because I think the mechanisms by which the "Baddies" work their wickedness are not fully explored or explained, and their come-uppances are just a bit perfunctory. I may be old-fashioned, but I wanted to know how they are going to suffer (and I wouldn't have minded seeing them suffer more)! I don't think that the filling-in of these lacunae would necessarily lengthen the book overmuch.
That said, I have loved this series of books. They are contemporary, liberal-minded, fast-paced, and a realistic reflection of early teenage life in the often hostile environment of a target-driven Secondary School and in the clutches of overstretched Social Services. And - above all - they are humane. The artwork is great and the production values are as good as any I've seen in a paperback. I'd buy all three for any teenager who reads - and I will buy them for my sons - who are considerably older!
The other reviewers say it all but I wasn't bothered about the Baddies - I agreed with Julia's comments on another review.
I loved them and read them all within a few days. My Grandson, aged 14, is now reading the first one and thoroughly enjoying it- he's a computer geek!
I loved the, relatively, happy ending. Can't say my only regret without revealing the story.
I loved the use of the term 'SS'.
As my title says I am disappointed that it's only a trilogy. I would like more books but can understand the strain this would be, the trouble with many things is that they are flogged to death, good to quit on a high.
I'm a 74 year old sailor, all kinds of sailboats, sail in/from Morecambe Bay, so I was impressed with the reference to the cockle pickers.
Thanks Julia, love, Michael
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