Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Setting Free the Kites
The book opens with Robert Carter being bullied. Robert is not having the best time, his older brother is weak with muscular dystrophy and won't live much longer, his parents are struggling with the impending loss of a child. Robert is sort of ignored. A new kid, Nathan, starts school and rescues Robert from the bully. Now they are fast friends. The book follows Robert and Nathan's adventures over a couple of years. There seems to be a lot of tragedy involved. I found it all pretty depressing.