Black Swan Green
W. F. Howes Limited
Jason Taylor is 13, doomed to be growing up in the most boring family in the deadest village on earth. In thirteen chapters we follow thirteen months of his life as he negotiates the pitfalls of school and home and contends with bullies, girls and family politics. In the distance, the Falklands conflict breaks out; close at hand, the village mobilises against a gypsy camp. And through Jason's eyes, we seewhat he doesn't know he knows - and watch unfold what will make him wish his life had been as uneventful as he had believed.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - m.belljackson - LibraryThing
Ordered for the lovely cover and title, the first chapter was promising, but plot and character development slow moving and not enthralling as anticipated. No dead horse or dog in this one, simply a way-un-needed dead kitten...and more sad miseries. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - usuallee - LibraryThing
Mensmerizing, nuanced & poignant coming of age story about a young boy with a stuttering problem growing up in 1980's England. The book takes place during his 13th year and it is awe-inspiring how ... Read full review