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Tania's Book Circus

I adore reading and have very wide and varied taste.  Some of my favorite genre's include historical fiction, memoirs, fantasy and non-fiction.  Some of my best-loved titles are Sandcastle girls, Poisonwood bible, Daughter of the forest, Knife of never letting go, The snow child, The glass castle and Wolf Hall.  I love Juliet Marillier, Jodi Picoult, Philippa Gregory, Deon Myer and Bill Bryson.  I read approximately 120 books a year, and I try to keep my reviews short and to the point, so you can spend less time reading them and more time reading the books you'll enjoy.  Happy reading!

You'll never see it coming

The Boy Who Could See Demons: A Novel - Carolyn Jess-Cooke
One in five Northern Irish children will experience major mental health problems before their eighteenth birthday, with case studies flagging self-harm as a response to confrontation and shame for family involvement in violence.

This was an easy-reading book about a very interesting topic. It shows just how thin the line between reality and psychosis is. As a mom I can't imagine watching your child struggle with schizophrenia, there must be few things that would make you feel more helpless than seeing your baby lose touch with all things real, and moving into his/her own world. The author describes this brilliantly. I also enjoyed the characters, and especially liked Alex.

The twist right at the end of the book was excellent, I never saw it coming. BUT after the big reveal, the rest of the story was rushed of and wrapped up way too quickly. I would have wanted to read more about the how and why.

If you enjoyed You Came Back and Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, this is for you.

The Story: The Boy Who Could See Demons follows a child psychologist who comes up against a career-defining case—one that threatens to unravel her own painful past and jeopardizes the life of a boy who can see the impossible.
Source: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/608540526