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I've had many thoughtful discussions on the subject, sometimes with critics who raise the question about my own work, but I've also seen YA novelists denounce — and I use the word advisedly — books as brilliant as Mal Peet's Life: Peet's book sits in that hinterland where teenagers themselves reside: Its unnamed narrator is a year-old author of books for teenagers who is mourning the recent loss of his wife, who has to consider his sciatica before sitting for any length of time, and is constantly taking emergency urinary breaks in roadside hedges.
He befriends year-old Karl.
Taciturn but likeable, Karl has already left school and is working as a plumber. He approaches the narrator because his girlfriend, year-old Fiorella — a fan of the author — has tired of his reticence and demanded he answer a series of questions about himself in "full-dress English". What she doesn't know is that Karl is severely dyslexic, unable to translate his thoughts into written words.
For reasons of his own — namely that he hasn't been able to write at all since the death of his wife — the author agrees to help Karl. Their friendship is as unexpected to the characters as it is to us; at one point Karl has a violent run-in with thugs at the pub who put the worst spin on it.
But Chambers is so skilled, so calmly truthful in his writing, that Karl's simple, decent humanity and the narrator's careful concern come across as entirely believable. Not all teenagers are the defiant balls of attitude they are too frequently portrayed as in the media. In fact, most aren't, and none of them are that way all of the time.
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Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers - review
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