My Name is Leon

Author firstname: 
Kit
Author surname: 
de Waal
Meeting date: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 20:00

Warm, charming characters in a slice of life from the 1980s. Humour and tragedy, told from the perspective of a nine-year-old boy. Most loved this book though a couple of people thought it too slow and couldn't engage with the narrator.

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Set in the 1980s, Jake and his nine-year-old brother Leon have been taken from their mother and put in the care of Maureen. How will they fare? Will their family be reunited? Funny, gritty, beautiful and honest say the reviews. What do you think?