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Five Run Away Together by Enid Blyton
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Dec 29, 2009

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bookshelves: children-s-and-ya, mystery
Read in December, 2009

I suppose I needn't say anything about the need for suspension of disbelief, or the value of nostalgia, given that I've already made ample mention of that when I was reading the first two books. Five Run Away Together is another adventure in and around Kirrin, like the first two books. If I were those kids' parents, I'd be letting them stay anywhere but Kirrin...

Anyway, this third book is mostly The Five vs. The Sticks, who are a criminal type family who are in league with someone to kidnap a little girl. There's not much subtlety -- clearly the Sticks are a bad lot avoiding the police right from the beginning. I actually don't like Julian much when he's being rude and such to the Sticks, or at least, I don't like the way the story makes him seem so much in the right about it. Still, different ethics about the way lower class people should be treated, etc.

Fun enough, as they all are; it was never really one of my favourites.

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