Apr 042014

A friend told me she was reading this novel and suggested I read it. My interest immediately peeked and I was excited to get it for Christmas.

Not knowing what to expect, I hesitated but once I started I couldn’t stop. The adventure of young Jack, remembering his childhood in such a strange manner, had me remembering what I think of was mine in the same way.

The twists and turns and magical of the perspective of a child astounded me as I created my own parallel story as I read. Jacks neighbour’s, the Hawthorne family representing the woman of generations, had me reminisce of the woman figures in my childhood and the ocean was the pond seeming much bigger in my smaller days.

The way wove this tale through symbolism and the eyes of a child in a grown man will definitely have me reading his novels in the future.

Thanks for reading,
Sarah Butland
author of Sending You Sammy, Brain Tales – Volume One and Arm Farm

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