Top positive review
4 August 2013
A little slow to start I thought, but the book gathers momentum, and by the half way through I was hooked. A very well written story told in the eyes of Robyn, a ten year old girl growing up in Liverpool in the 70s. What sets it apart from other harrowing childhood books is that the book doesn't focus solely on the physical abuse. Although it is a strong theme of the book, it doesn't dominate the story, rather outlines the way in which Robyn copes with it, and also highlights the happier aspects of her life such as her school friendships and the relationship she has with her nan. Reminded me greatly of the one I used to have with mine, so I found this a lovely aspect of the book.
All in all a good read, with plenty to keep you entertained!