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Sure hunt and the reappearance of an old friend from his pastWill Nate find the bravery needed to face the troubles of his present and ultimately illuminate the future. 2017 was a superb year for children’s literature Established authors produced some outstanding books but for me 2017 was about discovering new authors One of the outstanding breakthroughs of 2017 was Lisa Thompson’s Goldfish Boy a whodunnit seen through the eyes of a teenager with OCD It was a captivating read which shed light on mental health issues for childrenNow as 2018 begins the year of books has begun with a bang January has already seen a handful of books which promise to become modern classics including Lisa Thompson’s follow up to Goldfish Boy – The Light JarThe books begins with Nate and his mum leaving home in the middle of the night Eventually they arrive in a run down cottage This is to be their new home for the foreseeable future It is damp dirty and desolate As Nate begins to adapt to his new home his mum pops out to the shop She doesn’t return leaving Nate to fend for himselfSoon Nate rediscovers his childhood imaginary friend Sam Together they reminisce about the good and bad times from the past Slowly but surely Nate’s troubled past is revealed to the reader This is where Lisa Thompson’s skill shines through There’s a divorce family feuds and a controlling step father In each case Thompson presents these in an accessible way which will strike a chord with childrenAt the same time Nate meets the mysterious Kitty She lives nearby and is determined to solve a decades old treasure hunt Together they set about solving the mystery This intriguing mystery is the perfect counter balance to Nate’s history Thompson keeps a rapid pace which keeps the reader guessing and wanting to find out If Goldfish Boy was Thompson’s breakthrough The Light Jar cements her place as one of the most innovative writers currently around Once again deep issues are dealt with sensitively while the main plot keeps the reader hooked Ultimately it is a book about hope about succeeding against the odds and about never giving up A great start to my 2018 readingwwwmrdaviesreadscouk

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The Light JarNate and his mother are running away hiding out in a tumbledown cottage in the middle of a forest When Mum heads off for provisions and then doesn't return Nate is lef. Thompson can always be relied upon to tackle difficult subjects in her books She provides a moving portrayal of OCD in her debut The Goldfish Boy a thrilling mystery that gives a modern spin on Alfred Hitchcock's hit classic Rear Window In The Light Jar she introduces domestic abuse and coping mechanisms in the leisurely and somewhat redundant story of eleven year old Nate a sensitive boy who seeks shelter in an abandoned cottage with his mom When his mom goes missing Nate must survive the dark and face his fears Distraction arrives in the form of a peculiar girl who reuests Nate's help with solving an age old treasure hunt Not everyone wants to tell other people their business do they Nate Just like your mum didn't want to tell your grandma about Gary Remember Sometimes people might appear to walk tall but on their shoulders they could be carrying an incredibly heavy load that you know nothing about

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FREE READ Ú The Light Jar á Nate and his mother are running away hiding out in a tumbledown cottage in the middle of a forest When Mum heads off for provisions and then doesn't return Nate is left alone and afraid with the dark closing in all around himBut comfort can come from the most unexpected of places a mysterious girl trying to solve the clues of aT alone and afraid with the dark closing in all around himBut comfort can come from the most unexpected of places a mysterious girl trying to solve the clues of a trea. 255 Can't say this book as big flaws or anything It was well enough written has a decent story and characters and the thinking of the kid seem realistic which is good because not always the case But for some reasons I never really get into it just flow over the story never felt invest in it Probably a case of personal taste but it was lacking a je ne sais uoi to make it enjoyable