"... I can also see demons. My best friend is one. He likes Mozart, table tennis and bread and butter pudding. My mum is sick. Ruen says he can help her. Only Ruen wants me to do something really bad. He wants me to kill someone."
It was an interesting book - only not for the reasons I thought it would be. I was in for a real surprise. I am not going to tell you much more, though, as I want you to keep an open mind if you decide to read this book.
"Michael leaned back in his chair, his gaze turned to a poster on the wall by my bookcase.
'Suspicion often creates what it suspects,'
he said, reading the poster. There was a question in his tone."
The Boy who could see Demons, p. 25
However, I can tell you that I was not impressed in the beginning and was getting concerned that this would be a disappointment. It started out rather slow, and the story confused me as it was not what I expected it to be (the last part would be my fault, of course, as I thought I had already placed the book in its appropriate athmosphere - and clearly got it all wrong). The grammar and language were also barriers that threatened to throw me off the hook.
Luckily, these were all minor issues that could be ignored as the story unfolded. The book simply got better and better, and towards the end I was so anxious to see where it would end up I found it difficult to put it down at all!
It is a thought-provoking book. It also gave me some small insight in matters I had no knowledge about, and that alone was worth the read. I believe the story deserves to be read. If you decide to pick it up, I hope you enjoy it.
|The Boy who could see Demons|
by Carolyn Jess-Cooke
Flukten fra virkeligheten
Should Be Reading