Justin (née David) takes life terribly serious -
already teetering on the edge of acute anxiety, he is pushed
over the edge when he saves his baby brother from "flying" out
the window and becomes determined to escape the hand of fate and
change his destiny. One might be tempted to write off his fears
as simple paranoia if it wasn't for the fact that the world
Justin inhabits is clearly just a little off kilter - adults in
general, in particular his parents, are clearly out of touch,
only the youngest children seem to be able to understand what
Justin is going through; added to which, Fate interjects his own
omnisciently sinister commentary from time to time, in a style
not dissimilar to
The Book Thief.
Like Rosoff's first book (How I Live Now) Just In Case is ostensibly a book for older teens, ...
Blood at the Root
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