I’ve decided to take part in the 2017 reading challenge. The idea is to inspire my readers and followers with 26 different books every 2 weeks for the whole year. It starts off with week 1: A Book You Read in School.
It was a difficult choice but I’ve decided on Spies by Michael Frayn which I read for my GCSE English literature.
A book which explores both human mistakes and the fallible nature of memory it is engrossing despite being aimed more at children than adults.
Set during WWII, the narrator and his friend decide to play a game of spying. They pretend that the friend’s mother is a German spy and it’s up to them to stop her and bring her to justice. As you may expect things don’t exactly turn out to be as innocent as they first seem. Very quickly the story changes from aimed at children to a mysterious murder mystery full of shocking revelations, leaving the reader reeling.