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  Helicopter Man by Elizabeth Fensham

Review by: Phoebe I.
Other, Grade 7

Peter Sinclair and his father have been on the run for over a year. They move from place to place, the streets, a shed, anywhere that the helicopters canít find them. Pete reminisces about his life before it spiralled downhill, all the good things, like his mum, best friend, and his dad, before he was so scared. Peteís love and loyalty towards his father clouds his vision, and he no longer sees the truth.

Pete is a preteen with a high IQ, and a strong interest in mice. He is affected strongly by his dadís choices and mental stability. Pete has to face some challenging decisions, some that shape his future. Peteís father tries hard to support his son, but struggles.

This book talks about people who are affected by mental illness.

My favourite thing about this book was the humorous way that Pete wrote. He spoke and acted like someone real, without being generic or boring.


I would recommend this book to young teenagers, or anyone who wants an easy read with an interesting plot. It is short and easy to read, without being immature.

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