You must read this book.

The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna was the Miles Franklin Winner in 2015.

Wow! This book left me moved. Initially I thought it was just another book about a child with Asperger’s Syndrome but it was so much more.

It was heart breaking. I felt so deeply for the young boy I just wanted to take him home so he could be looked after.   The book is very real.  I loved it.

“Meet Jimmy Flick. He’s not like other kids – he’s both too fast and too slow. He sees too much, and too little. Jimmy’s mother Paula is the only one who can manage him. She teaches him how to count sheep so that he can fall asleep. She holds him tight enough to stop his cells spinning. It is only Paula who can keep Jimmy out of his father’s way. But when Jimmy’s world falls apart, he has to navigate the unfathomable world on his own, and make things right.”

This is a book you need to read.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. I loved this and her next one, The Choke. They’re both amazing.

    1. suth2 says:

      I will need to get my hands on a copy of The Choke.

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    I shall look for it straightaway. A recommendation like that must be followed up, thanks.

    1. suth2 says:

      I am on the lookout now for another by the author. The Choke.

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