Sunday, September 4, 2016

Love From Boy ARC Review

Love from Boy by Roald Dahl and Donald Sturrock


*I received an ARC from Penguin's First to Read in exchange for an honest review*

I think like a lot of others my first introduction to Mr. Dahl came in the form of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  I have almost all of his children's books but my favorite has always been Matilda.
I now know that a large part of this story was actually based on his own experience at a boarding school.  This book is all about the letters that Roald sent to his mother starting  at age 9 when he was attending the school all the way through adulthood.  I learned so much about this author.  He did have a pretty sharp sense of humor but he also had quite the life. He even worked for the British Secret Service.  The letters were all saved by his mother but there are none of her letters back included in the collection. I really enjoyed this book but I just wish we could have read her responses because she seemed like quite a character herself from the intro information provided by the author Donald Sturrock.

This book's release date is Septemeber 6 and you can grab a copy on Amazon for $13.99 ( Kindle version) , $17.68 ( hardcover), or $21.44 (Audible).

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