A BIG story about a small boy who sees the world a little differently Milo curled his thumb and forefinger together to make a small hole and held his fingers up to Al's eyes. 'Look through here. That's what I see. Kind of, only worse.' 'Wow, that must be amazing.' Milo shrugged. 'Not really.' 'I mean, it makes you focus, doesn't it?
I bet you see all kinds of stuff that other people miss.' Nine-year-old Milo Moon has retinitis pigmentosa: his eyes are slowly failing and he will eventually go blind.
But for now he sees the world through a pin hole and notices things other people don't.
When Milo's beloved gran succumbs to dementia and moves into a nursing home, Milo soon realises there's something wrong at the home.
So with just Tripi, the nursing home's cook, and Hamlet, his pet pig, to help, Milo sets out on a mission to expose the nursing home and the sinister Nurse Thornhill. Insightful, wise and surprising, What Milo Saw is filled with big ideas and simple truths.
Milo sees the world in a very special way and it will be impossible for you not to fall in love with him and then share his story with everyone you know.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 13/08/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780751554274
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Review by nicx27
Milo Moon is 9 years old and has a condition which means he sees everything through a pinhole. This means he tends to notice a lot more than other people. His mum and dad have split up and his dad now lives with The Tart and his great-gran has to go into a nursing home, upsetting the balance of his life. But he soon realises that things at the Forget Me Not home are not what they seem and he decides to expose it and Nurse Thornhill who runs it.This book has a feel of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. It's about a child but it's not a children's book at all. It tells the story from the points of view of Milo, his mum, Sandy, Tripi, who works as the cook at the home and Lou, Milo's great-gran. I really liked this way of telling the story which meant it wasn't all from the viewpoint of a child and we could see all sides of the story.It's a lovely book, full of innocence in a way but with a serious storyline. I liked the characters and how it all came together.