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My Name Is Leon by [Waal, Kit de]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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A brother chosen. A brother left behind. And a family where you'd least expect to find one (Publisher's description)

Tender and heart-breaking (Rachel Joyce, bestselling author of 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry')

A beautiful story told with compassion, urgency and wit (Stephen Kelman, author of the Booker-shortlisted 'Pigeon English')

Vivid and endearing - a very powerful book (Emma Healey, bestselling author of 'Elizabeth is Missing')

Leon is pure goodwill in a wicked world, and he won't leave you when you put this unique book down. Authentic and beautiful, urgent and honest, this novel does what only the best do: it quietly makes room in your heart. At the end of the story I couldn't bear to close the book on Leon. I felt I was abandoning him. I wanted to talk about it straight away with someone else who'd read it, and I know a great many readers will feel the same. (Chris Cleave, bestselling author of 'The Other Hand')

Beautiful and heartbreaking - I cried buckets of tears for Leon and his family (Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of 'The Last Act of Love')

A compelling story... Kit de Waal is to be congratulated (Jane Shemilt, bestselling author of 'Daughter')

Hotly anticipated and heartbreaking... a great read...it's no mean feat for a debut to so perfectly capture the world through the eyes of a child...his illuminating child's eye view of adult affairs harks back to the likes of Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird, Tom Sawyer and more recently Mark Haddon's Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Mariella Frostrup, BBC Radio 4)

The unforgettable story of a boy struggling to belong, and the author captures both his mindset and the period impeccably. Heartbreaking and uplifting - just read it (Daily Mail)

My debut of the year so far...heartbreaking and warm at the same time (Stylist)

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A brother chosen. A brother left behind. And a family where you'd least expect to find one.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6679 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0241982928
  • Publisher: Penguin (2 June 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017N4YVXM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,889 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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3.0 out of 5 starsVery intriguing
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5.0 out of 5 starsIt's a real world story
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Linda Lindsay
4.0 out of 5 starsThe child’s voice comes across well.
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