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The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley
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Jan 11, 2012

it was amazing
Read from January 11 to 31, 2012

I fancied something from my 'should have read it long ago' list and was not sorry that I picked The Go-Between. I loved the fact that, although the plot was so simple, and virtually enclosed in one long hot summer holiday, the book was full of intrigue with so many emotions bubbling between such a bevy of vivid characters. Hartley so skilfully had me inside the head of the thirteen year old Leo that I felt his awkwardness at being slightly out of place in the grandeur of Marcus's family home; his confusion over his feelings for Marcus's elder sister and then his growing dismay as he gets embroiled in her tangled affairs. To cut an over lengthy review short, to anyone who hasn't read it yet, I would recommend not leaving The Go Between on the 'to read' shelf for ever, but to take it down, dust it off and enjoy.
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