David Hill has a gift for creating believable characters and writing about sad or difficult situations in a matter of fact way.
See Ya, Simon is the story of a teenager with muscular told by one of his friends. It is sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but never mawkish, sensitive but not sentimental. It’s not a conventional happily-ever-after story, but it isn’t depressing either.
It is one of the books I re-read at least once a year and each time I read it I get more from it.
You can read more about Hill here.
Post 4 in the post a day for New Zealand Book Month challenge.
Deborah who has also accepted the challenge at In A Strange Land has posted on Sea Secrets by Dawn McMillan, Illustrated by Julia Crouth.