Hide and Seek

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Canongate, May 4, 2006 - Boys - 284 pages
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Meet Harry Pickles, aged nine and a bit. Harry is the fastest boy runner in the world (probably), first son of Mo and Pa (the best-looking parents in the school car park), big brother to Daniel (who runs like a girl but is, in his own twerpy way, a star). His life is good. He's premier league. At least, that's the way it was before the school trip . . .

Clare Sambrook's unforgettable first novel captures with startling truth and clarity the perspective of a confused nine-year-old. Poignant and personal,Hide and Seek resonates with authenticity and a brutal honesty that manages to be harrowing, life-affirming and funny.

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User Review  - nicola26 - LibraryThing

I can't say I was very impressed with this one. I just couldn't connect that well with it. It started out amazingly, and some parts were intense and tear-jerking, but a lot of it was nonsense. It's ... Read full review

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User Review  - nocto - LibraryThing

I really liked this, though it's really quite disturbing. The background of the story is that a child goes missing, but the story is told from the point of view of a nine year old boy. Reading it ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Hide & Seek is Clare Sambrook's first novel, and has already been translated into twelve languages. She lives in Cumbria, where she is working on her next book.

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