Lovely coming-of-age story,
This review is from: Hal (Puffin Books) (Paperback)
This is a fine book centred around the growing friendship between a shy, sickly boy and a beautiful west indian girl in a deprived area of London. It The book is very well realised, both in characterisation and in a sense of place. It also explores issues such as the flowering of adolescent sexuality with a sensitivity and deftness of touch notably absent from the crass, lipgloss-and-glitter smeared attempts of Jacqueline Wilson et al. Very well worth keeping an eye out for in the second bookshops or indeed here.
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Initial post: 29 Mar 2011, 22:06:59 BST
Dr Enoch says:
Much to my embarrassment this review was filed under a different book f(same name) or several years - I hadn't checked the author properly so my heartfelt apologies Jean McGibbon - I loved this book!
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