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Hamelin's Child Paperback – January 17, 2013
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I tell lies and make things up. Sometimes people pay me for it. www.debbiebennett.co.uk
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It won't be an easy read, but if you ever wondered about why some people stay in abusive relationships or destroy their bodies with chemicals, it will give you some tiny insight.
The story is all too familiar in ways that only someone who has survived horror can explain. The author has done a good job bringing this heart-wrenching story to life, albeit a tragic one.
Keep a box of tissues with you as you read. And don't read it when you need to be happy-happy-happy. Because only a heartless person could read about the suffering and degradation heaped on this poor boy and not experience his pain.
One of the few faults in the novel related the Michael character. At times his thoughts and reasoning seemed to belong to an older person, not a seventeen-year-old. There were a few proof-reading errors, but nothing too distracting.
I had no idea this novel was part of a six-book series until the last twenty pages, when I was prompted to buy book two. If I hadn't known that, the ending would have been an unsatisfactory cliffhanger. I will be buying the remaining five novels.
Congratulations and acclaim to DJ Bennett for an entertaining read!
If you have a weak stomach or dislike the concept of reading about sodomy or boy prostitutes, I recommend you pass. Not much gore to speak of but I can say with a big sigh of relief that this isn't one of those books where the main character goes through unthinkable situations and immediately bounces back like a TV dude.
Michael's story was gripping. I feel awfully sad about the events at the ending, but it was true to the book.
Hamelin's Child reminds me of Catherine Atkins 'When Jeff Comes Home,' but delved into Michael's ordeal in more detail. The story question isn't how will Michael cope when he comes home, but can Michael cope with coming home at all?
One of the previous reviewers mentioned a sequel. I will be watching for it.
If you want an intense, disturbing read that will stay with you a long time, this one will do it.
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