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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne
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Aug 26, 12

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Read from August 21 to 25, 2012

Absolutely fantastic so far - so many clever throw-away lines that may escape the intended audience (but had me laugh out loud), with a deeper meaning that challenges social norms and what it actually means to be "normal".

Oliver Jeffers' illustrations perfectly complement the story adding to its quirk and charm.

An outstanding read for the young and young at heart.



As an aside -
Inaccuracies: As lovely and specific as this book got at describing parts of Australia (well done), it should be noted there are no squirrels in Australia - we have possums!
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