Hide and Seek

by Clare Sambrook

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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I really liked this, though it’s really quite disturbing. The background of the story is that a child goes missing, but the story is told from the point of view of a nine year old boy. Reading it while the Madeleine McCann case was in the news (a coincidence that I only realised after I started reading it btw - I’ve had it out of the library for a while and if I’d thought a bit rather than just picking up the next book in the pile I might not have read it) made it seem a bit odd, and kind of unrealistic too. But you have to remember that a nine year old narrator isn’t omniscient.