A book I Recommend: Mr Sims

BlackSwanGreen300-500x500Black Swan Green

By David Mitchell

I’m a huge fan of David Mitchell’s novel: he’s probably most famous for Cloud Atlas, which combined lots of different genres, from historical to sci-fi, and was turned into a film a couple of years ago. However, Black Swan Green is possibly my favourite book of his because it captures, through the story of 13-year-old Jason Taylor, the sometimes hilarious, often painful experience of growing up. In the course of the story Jason has to deal with a speech impediment, bullies, family tensions and even kissing girls. It’s a brilliant read, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny and at other times poignantly sad; it was so gripping that I read it in a day. It was definitely a day well spent!

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2 comments on “A book I Recommend: Mr Sims
  1. Max crewdson says:

    wow you read it in a day, I have to read it if it is that good, it sounds so sad and gripping I cant wait!

    • aguerrero says:

      It’s great when a book grabs you and you can’t put it down! If you read it, Max, let us have a review, please.

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