I have been wanting to read this book after seeing that it was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize this year. I started the book with some trepidation as the subject matter is fairly grim and not something I would usually go for but..... I have been totally blown away by this beautiful story. The book is written from 5 year old Jacks perspective and because of that fact the abuse and violence that has obviously occurred is somewhat veiled. Jack’s view is always the beauty he sees in his tiny world and the love he has for his Ma.
The relationship that Jack and his Ma have developed is magical and the strength of this unnamed woman is breathtaking. I would defy anyone who reads this book not to be utterly moved by it and hope that it inspires us to look at our world through Jacks eyes even for just one day.