Odd Child Out
William Morrow, 2017 (2017)
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Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
oah Sadler and Abdi Mahad are students at one of Bristol, England's most elite schools. They are as different as two boys could be: Noah, the son of a prominent photographer; and Abdi, a Somalian refuge with a well-earned scholarship.
t was an unusual relationship. But one that worked. They had each other's backs and spent hours and hours together at Noah's home. However, Noah suffered from cancer and had for some time. Abdi only knew that his friend was often sick.
ne night, as boys are wont to do, the two snuck out and went adventuring. Noah fell into a city canal, while Abdi disappeared. What happened that dark night?
he strange case falls into Detective Inspector Jim Clemo's lap. Nothing seems to make sense. Clemo is just off another case that ended tragically and hates that a young boy on the brink of manhood is gone.
as this an accident? Why has Abdi disappeared? Did he have anything to do with Noah's death? Was Noah's cancer a key element?
dd Child Out
by Gilly MacMillan is a real page turner. The author of
What She Knew
The Perfect Girl
, MacMillan is a New York Times bestseller. She earned that distinction with page-turning plots and fine characterizations.
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