(originally posted on June 6, 2005)
Think the child as narrator in the face of a tragic event has been done to death? Then think again, because 9 year old Harry Pickles is a voice to remember as he copes with life, football, friendship and survivor's guilt when his younger brother disappears. Sambrook creates a wonderful portrait of a plucky lad bewildered by what's going on around him even as he has to keep going -- because what else is there to do? It's certainly a keeper.