Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What I Did A Novel By Christopher Wakling.....review and giveaway



This is a story about a terrible thing which happens to me. I have to warn you that nobody is bad or good here, or rather everyone is a bit bad and a bit good and the bad and the good moluscules get mixed up against each other and produce terrible chemical reactions. Did you know cheetahs cannot retract their claws?"

Six-year-old Billy loves animals, David Attenborough documentaries, and sneakers that flash when he runs. He does not love sitting still, the blood-soaked sky in "Watership Down," or his father's cell phone.

When Billy runs into a busy street, ignoring his father's commands, he sets in motion a series of unexpected, family-altering events. "What I Did" is a heart-wrenching reminder of how best intentions can lead to disastrous consequences, and how one rash decision can take on a life of its own.


When I read the back of this book I was excited to get started, it sounded very intriguing.  What I Did is written from the perspective of a 6 year old boy.  It takes a while to get used to reading a book which the author made seem like it was written by a 6 year old.  It works for this story and the 6 year old perspective on what happens in the story is definitely different than what an adult's would be.  I don't think this book is for everyone and I can see how some people would easily become frustrated with the 6 year old point of view.  For those that can get past that though I recommend this book.  

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29 comments:

Christina said...

Mystery!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i really enjoy realistic fiction

gail said...

historical fiction
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Amy W. said...

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Serenap95 said...

I'm a fan of mysteries

Mercedes said...

Right now I really love true crime!

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Renee said...

I like medical mysteries!

Andrea Reaves said...

I read a little of everything, I don't really have a favorite

Kristen said...

I like memoirs.

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jamie tucker said...

i like thrillers and books with twists

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rebecca11111 said...

I'm a fan of mysteries

Jenna Wood said...

I like mystery novels

samantha said...

mystery or thriller

Mandy Baros Photography said...

I love biographies!

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Lana Bradstream said...

I like fantasy.

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Hilary said...

I love fantasy books

Renee G said...

I like historical fiction
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Alicia Ponce said...

Mystery!

Danielle said...

At the moment, my fave genre is paranormal romance and non-fiction history, but I read a bit of nearly everything.

mommysap said...

Thriller, Horror, true crime, I love a book that can scare me, lol.
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Nicole Edwards said...

romance fiction

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Teresa Thompson said...

I enjoy historical fiction/

Greg said...

I enjoy a good gothic novel!

Jennifer Peaslee said...

I like mystery/suspense

Jeni Mitchell said...

I really enjoy true-to-life stories including autobiographies and biographies.

Trisha A said...

i love biographies!

Laurie said...

romance,fantasy,y/a....
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