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I might have misunderstood (quite likely!) but I thought that Lee had gone on to the pub where he'd been killed.
Micka was the more appealing character, but Laurie was the more disturbed - and understandaby so; in a decent home Micka would have flourished, but Laurie gave me the creeps! I felt that his parents treated him as if he was older, which didn't help.
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Yes, Lee seemed to have gone to the pub and not been in the woods but Micka himself was not sure which I interpreted as that he had been there and was maybe also knifed there, in fact.
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Confused [8-)]

I am reading your thread in the hope that the book(s) you are discussing will make me rush out to get it and read it. This particular one seems such a sad and disturbing tale of neglect ...

ummm .... I think I'll take a rain cheque on it.

Don't mind me  Smile [:)]  Do carry on discussing and I'll see what your next book is ...


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I too disliked the book and did not feel that the writer handled the task well, because I felt that the emotions and thoughts being attributed to the boys were too adult and lacked raw authenticity which one might have expected in kids so young.

The whole nature v nurture debate too seems sterile as we have been there before and for so long.


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 I thought it was a challenging read - outside the norm - the end events were rather fudged in my opinion  - some characters were fairly well drawn, others, the gypsies for example, a bit too stereotypical......

 I'll start a thread about the next book....


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