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Jera's Jamboree

I’m an avid reader, loving nothing more than expanding my microcosmic world. I enjoy escaping into all sorts of worlds through reading and also love to challenge my opinions and thoughts.

Being Billy - Phil Earle Straight away I have to say I absolutely loved this story. Any book (that isn’t of the romance genre) which involves you so much that you cry ………………. has to have something special about it!

Having worked in the past on the streets as leader-in-charge for a youth work project and for the past ten years working in schools, I can tell you for certain that Billy’s story is the real deal – real life.

The blurb gives you all the background you need and to which the story is built around. I found Billy’s story easy to read and easy to identify with – it is sensitively written. All the characters are well-rounded and have depth and you feel yourself supporting Billy – even when he’s lashing out in anger. It’s easy to feel the depth of his emotions – I just wanted to mother him!

Some of the things that happen might make you feel uncomfortable but that will probably be your response to things you don’t want to think about!

I really enjoyed ‘watching’ Billy change and grow. Billy is …………………. Well, just being Billy isn’t he?