From the comfort of my sofa

I just like to read! There is no greater pleasure than a peaceful house and a good book. I will read most genres but not sure I have the imagination to really "get" some science fiction and fantasy.

Heart-breaking and heart-warming!

My Name is Leon - Kit de Waal

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. There are some lovely characters, especially Maureen and Sylvia, whose compassion and warmth are beautiful. This could have been a bleak read but the author has provided a delightful story with witty moments to offset the absolute sadness of Leon’s situation. This is a book that will stay with me for a long time.