A ghost story with a difference. Not your normal ghost story, and not your ‘normal’ hero. Instead a confused, bruised, overweight boy is dragged to a holiday park with his borderline alcoholic father, and meets a girl. Not your typical love story, but Daniel is attracted to this slip of a girl whose body is covered in cuts and bruises that get worse over time rather than better. Strange huh? Well worth reading to find out why.
This year my challenge to read all of the Carnegie long list before the final winner is announced, hasn’t gone to plan. Well I’ve been Ill and unable to read as much as usual = boo!
However I have started to make up for lost time…..
Here is my first review.
Hitler’s Angel by William Osborne
Enid Blyton managed to “get rid of the parents” so that the Famous Five could go about adventuring. William has come up with a slightly unrealistic way of allowing our teenage heroes (one boy, one girl) to become a bit like SAS secret agents during World War Two with just two weeks training. Suspend all belief and enjoy a rip-roaring adventure, with a little bit of romance, and social conscience.