“Evoking a Britain of the early eighties, My Name is Leon is a heart-breaking story of love, identity and learning to overcome unbearable loss. Of the fierce bond between siblings. And how – just when we least expect it – we manage to find our way home.”
When I read the description above, I knew that I had to request this book, but I didn’t know how emotionally powerful it would be.
After the final page was turned, I looked up and everything looked different. I don’t know what it is about stories from the point-of-view of a child but they always seem to have the biggest impact on me – especially when it’s such a tragic story like this.
At at time like this in the world, this book is so important. Combined with the fact that it is so beautifully written and well constructed, the messages in this novel are heartbreaking but sadly necessary. This book is about humanity and how to keep hold of yours.
(I received a copy of this book from the Publisher for an honest review)