Peter Campbell, 1 October 1981
Show More Early Disorder by Rebecca Josephs.
Farrar, Straus/Faber, 186 pp., £5.50, September 1981, 0 571 12031 8Show More
A Star for the Latecomer by Bonnie Zindel.
Bodley Head, 186 pp., £3.95, March 1981, 0 370 30319 9Show More
Catherine loves by Timothy Ireland.
Bodley Head, 117 pp., £3.95, June 1981, 0 370 30292 3Show More
Jacob have I loved by Katherine Paterson.
Gollancz, 216 pp., £4.95, April 1981, 0 575 02961 7Show More
“... How many books have I read? Two hundred, three hundred, five hundred …? I could compile a list. But what would it tell me? What I know? What I have forgotten? What I was? What I wanted to be? What my mother and father wanted and expected and expect me to be? Millions of Cats, Goodnight Moon, Caps for Sale, Where the wild things are, The Blue Fairy Book, The Red Fairy Book, The Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book, Stuart Little, The Secret Garden, The Borrowers, The Little Prince, Member of the Wedding, Gigi, Lord of the Flies, Return of the Native … This is Willa, the 15-year-old narrator of Early Disorder, looking at her bookshelf and wondering if you are what you read ...”