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The Boy Next Door by Irene Sabatini
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Jan 05, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: literary-fiction

The Boy Next Door, like many good stories, is difficult to characterize. The story of Lindiwe is a coming of age story and a love story. But since begins in Zimbabwe in the 1980s, The Boy Next Door gives us unique insight into the political upheaval and violence that accompanied those early years of independence from British rule.

Lindiwe and Ian McKenzie are both interesting and sympathetic characters in their own right, but the extraordinary circumstances that they find themselves in makes The Boy Next Door an engrossing and memorable read. Irene Sabatini has come up with a brilliant debut novel and I look forward to reading her next work.

Publisher:Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (September 8, 2009), 416 pages.
ISBN: 031604993X
Review copy provided by the publisher.

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