Review: The Boy From Brighton by Geoffrey Knight

June 5, 2013 Review 0

Review: The Boy From Brighton by Geoffrey Knight

Eleven-year-old Charlie thinks he is invincible. He is convinced he has a clock for a heart, which makes it impossible for him to die or feel the sort of heartache his mother always feels every time she and Charlie must flee another abusive loser who doesn’t deserve a woman like Charlie’s mum.

So yet again Charlie and his mum find themselves at Aunty June’s in Brighton on the south coast of England. But while Charlie’s mum seeks refuge, Charlie himself lets his curiosity get the better of him in his latest attempt to prove his own immortality.

That’s when he meets him.

The boy who saves Charlie’s life.

The boy from Brighton.

Title: The Boy From Brighton
Author: Geoffrey Knight
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: To Catch a Fox , Miami Moon, Cairo Curse, The Pearl
Published by Wilde City Press
Source: Author
Published: 8 June, 2012
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 48
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: zero-flames

This was a cleverly written short, providing a solidly voiced character in Charlie, it is easy to feel the admiration and awe he has for Ant. Though the stories shared by Charlie about his life are well-written and voiced, I am still at a loss as to the point: there was no great aha moment in the story when he felt completely himself, or accepted: in fact the whole story seems to lead to a second meeting where they are on more equal footing. Other than that, and an epilogue that shows a happy ever after, I didn’t find a plot here that was clearly defined. It was, however, well written and held my interest until the end, and would be a great prequel for a series; as it stands it desires and requires further plot development.

I received a copy of the book from the author for purpose of honest review for the Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions were my own responsibility.


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