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Part One: I Want To Break Free

Garry Kay

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : AuthorHouse

Published : 2009

Copyright : Garry Kay 2009

ISBN-10 : PB 1-4490-2414-9
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-4490-2414-7

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Andrew Leopard starts college in 1983 near London full of hope but weighed down by his father’s low expectations. Brothers Tom and Brian Hill befriend him. They have confidence to spare despite having not seen their parents since a fatal crash seven years ago. Andrew desperately wants to meet girls, Brian desperately wants to sleep with girls and Tom can’t make up his mind which girl to stick with. If Andrew can break free from his father’s suffocating hold over him, he might get somewhere with Pink Socks, the girl he falls in love with, and he might fight back when he’s bullied.

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Review by Patrick Space (311209) Rating (9/10)

Review by Patrick Space
Rating 9/10
As debut novels go, 1983 Part One is written with such maturity that the characters move in with you while you are reading the book. They are so believable that you can feel their emotions. For anybody who was a student during the 80s, you will see yourself in the plot that unfolds with the subtle patience of the classics.

The book is a good read for anybody of any age, because it's about ordinary people facing ordinary problems and joys with spirit and wit... mostly teenagers chasing women, but we were all teenagers once. Although the people may be ‘normal’, there are some far-from-ordinary twists and turns that will pleasantly surprise the reader.
Patrick Space (31st December 2009)

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