Meet Harry Pickles, aged nine and a bit. Harry is the fastest boy runner in the world (probably), first son of Mo and Pa (the best-looking parents in the school car park), big brother to Daniel (who runs like a girl but is, in his own twerpy way, a star).
His life is good. He's premier league. At least, that's the way it was before the school trip...Clare Sambrook's unforgettable first novel captures with startling truth and clarity the perspective of a confused nine-year-old.
Poignant and personal, "Hide and Seek" resonates with authenticity and a brutal honesty that manages to be harrowing, life-affirming and funny.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/05/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841956954
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Review by Fluffyblue
I have read some really good books lately, and this one was no exception. It was heartbreakingly sad but in turns was also funny and warm. The story is about a 9 1/2 year old boy (Harry) who's brother (Daniel) goes missing, and it is told through the innocent eyes of Harry. It made me laugh and it made me cry. Absolutely brilliant writing, and highly recommended.