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My Name is Leon - Kit de Waal
My Name is Leon
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A brother chosen. A brother left behind. And the only way home is to find him.Leon is nine, and has a perfect baby brother called Jake. They have gone to live with Maureen, who has fuzzy red hair like a halo, and a belly like Father Christmas. But the adults are speaking in low voices, and... show more
A brother chosen. A brother left behind. And the only way home is to find him.Leon is nine, and has a perfect baby brother called Jake. They have gone to live with Maureen, who has fuzzy red hair like a halo, and a belly like Father Christmas. But the adults are speaking in low voices, and wearing Pretend faces. They are threatening to take Jake away and give him to strang
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780241207086
Edition language: English
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Scarlet's Web
Scarlet's Web rated it
3.0 Review: My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal
I would like to thank Penguin Books (UK) for providing me with an advanced reading copy of this book. My Name is Leon is a story told by a nine-year-old boy called Leon. I'm normally not a fan of child narrators as I find them to be either unreliable or too mature for their age. This book, however...
Girl Well Read
Girl Well Read rated it
4.0 My Name is Leon
A special thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Set in England in the 80s, this deeply touching story is about two brothers who end up in foster care when their mother is deemed unfit to look after them; Leon is nine years-old and black, and Jake is four months old and i...
From the comfort of my sofa
From the comfort of my sofa rated it
5.0 Heart-breaking and heart-warming!
I am little bit heart-broken and a lot impressed.This was a heart-breaking and at the same time heart-warming tale of a mixed race boy growing up in 1980’s Britain. My heart broke for Leon losing first his mother to her various problems and his home, and then losing the brother upon whom he doted. T...
The Flutterby Room
The Flutterby Room rated it
4.0
MY NAME IS LEON is the debut novel by Kit de Waal. It tells the story of nine-year-old Leon, in early eighties Britain who ends up living with Maureen when his mum can’t cope after the birth of his baby brother Jake. The story focuses on Leon’s story as he struggles to cope with the changes in his l...
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