The world of a twelve year old boy is a foreign country to me, but Kate De Goldi has brought it much closer. She matter-of-factly tells of family life impacted by anxiety and agoraphobia. It’s an engaging, sensitive book which must appeal to all ages, beautifully written, with an engaging set of characters.
My only quibble would be the author’s use of brackets. When I started reading I several times needed to to go back to see just where the bracket had begun. It didn’t happen later on – not sure whether this is because there were fewer brackets , or whether I was too engrossed in the story to notice them.
“The questions came at ten each night
the answers helped to put things right.”