Friday, November 6, 2015

Fresh Reads Friday: October's best debut

Fresh Reads Friday is a thing I do where I look at all the debuts for the previous month and pick the one that looks the awesomest/had the best reviews/I actually read. Without further to do, here's my pick for October:

Terms by Ben Lyle

Summary: 12-year-old James hates life at his hippy boarding school where lessons are optional, homework forbidden and school rules decided by democratic vote. All he wants is an academic education with proper exams. When a strict new maths teacher strides into this world of peace, love and fringed ponchos, James latches onto him as a symbol of hope. At first, Mervyn’s eccentricities seem comic but as a more tragic story unfolds, the adult James is forced to confront his own part in a grand downfall.

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