Borrow
Buy

The Good Son

by Paul McVeigh

Mickey, the narrator, is 11 years old, intelligent, gentle and living in the Ardoyne at the height of The Troubles. And if that weren't enough, his is mocked and tormented because, in his own words, ‘ everyone says I’m gay’. A terrifyingly realistic view of a dreadful time (in terms of both history and growing up) that is nevertheless often very funny. Highly recommended.

Extract

That's cuz there is no Mr Brannagan. Blown up by his own bomb. They gave him a big funeral with the Irish flag over the coffin. Fired shots in the air. Come to think of it the IRA are quite nice cuz both Mr McAnally and Mr Brannagan made a mess of it and the IRA don't seem to mind.

Parallels

I Hear the Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty
Shadow Dancer by Tom Bradby
 

Read Extract

Books with similar rating

Borrow

1. Select UK region:

Not in the UK?

Scotland Norther Ireland North East of England North West of England Yorkshire and the Humber Wales West Midlands East Midlands East of England London South West of England South East of England

Sign in

 
Email:
 
Password:

Whichbook Sign Up

Enter your email address to get started:

First name:
Last name:
Password:
Confirm password:

Alerts

Email alerts are only available for registered users.