What the Birds See

Publisher: Walker Books

Review

Adrian is ‘a child for whom life easily falls apart’, a nine-year-old who is afraid of almost everything and has never known his father. Because his mother is too ill to care for him, he lives with a grandmother - who feels she cannot give him what he needs - and an uncle who never leaves the house.

This disturbing novel, though beautifully written, is so suffused with unhappiness that it is really only suitable for older children and adults.

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