Three books I’m desperate to read (I think?)

Book Thoughts, Recommended

These days I get to read a whole load of new books, which usually keeps me distracted – but these three books keep popping up on twitter, in bookshops and all over the place, and I really want to read them!

Buzzfeed book titles – how many can you guess?

Book Thoughts, Talented Friends, Uncategorized, Writing

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My good friend Verity (pictured) had way too much fun making up click bait titles for famous books, so here they are. Which books are these? And would you read them?

Getting inside a child’s head: an intriguing narrative voice in Clare Cameron’s The Bear

Book Reviews, Book Thoughts, Recommended, Writing, Writing Thoughts

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Anna and her little brother Alex are on holiday camping on a small island with their parents, but things happen that Anna never expected and struggles to understand – and she is left to look after her brother indefinitely. Alternately caring for andΒ getting angry with Stick, she pushes through both the physical and mental journey of surviving.

The narrative voice is the main thing in this book. Anna is young, probably about five, and the story is related to us wholly in her present tense, childish understanding. She flips between what is happening currently and her knowledge of life at home from her family, her neighbours, her friends and her neighbour’s dog. This leaves the reader to fill in the gaps of what is really happening, and an understanding of the past of the family gradually becomes clear as the story progresses.