“This book was released as a Young Adult title, and while I can see why (Rosoff has other such titles, and it does concern a 16 year old's time at boarding school), I think that may be a stretch. While H. recounts his time at a third rate British boys' school and his friendship with Finn, who lives alone on an island nearby, that story gains depth by H.'s adult experiences and the effect that friendship has had on them. I'm not entirely sure it would have have quite the impact upon me that it had, if I had read it as even and older teen.
Still, very well written andit has quite an interesting storyline, encompassing as it does the nature of friendship, secrets, and the ill treatment of boys by their school mates.”
“Wonderful author... Sweet story of a 16-year-old boy hating his time at an English boarding school and the adventure that comes from a chance encounter, and life-changing friendship with a boy living 'in the wild'.”April B wrote this review Saturday, July 12, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What I was is an absolutely wonderful novel about Real Love and Real Life ! Touched me so much, just as "How I live now" did, that I am now a Rosoff-lover for life !”Aurelia wrote this review Sunday, June 29, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This one wasn't as absolutly wonderful as Just In Case or How I Live Now, but it was still a very good read. I love the way that she builds her characters into some one you don't want to admit relating to but you can't help it.”Taylbee wrote this review Tuesday, April 15, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No