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The story is fascinating - a child's-eye view of a situation that (it soon becomes apparent) is a nightmare, yet one from which the child's mother has managed to shield him. But for how long?
This was a thoroughly harrowing story, yet it manages to present an awe-inspiring amount of strength-in-adversity on the part of Jack's mother. And the second half of the book goes into an area seldom addressed, the trauma of the survivors of such a nightmare.
I don't want to give too many details, as part of the fascination of the story is in discovering them for one's self, but I definitely got caught up in the story and ached for the characters. Strongly recommended.
[There's a 2015 film adaptation. And the TV Tropes page on the book and the film has some entertaining tidbits.]
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I dropped this off in the Little Free Library outside the Weirs Beach Community Center, after admiring the view of the beach itself on this lovely day. Hope someone enjoys the book!
[See other recent releases in NH here.]
*** Released for the 2020 Movie challenge. ***