Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Book Review: Mind the Gap by Phil Earle
When Mind the Gap arrived in the post I was super excited to read this. Although I have not read anything by the author before, I had read the idea behind the story and couldn't wait to dive in. So on a long train journey to London, I took Mind the Gap for company.
Mind the Gap is a very short read, about 100 pages, but it manages to pack a lot of feelings into this book. I loved the friendship between Mikey and his best friend, the narrator. After the death of his Father Mikey is drowning in grief, he is numb to everything, and willingly winds up the local bully Trev in order to get beaten up to be able to feel anything, and his best friend goes along with him to make sure he is relativity safe and gets home in one piece.
As the story progresses we see the toll it's taking on Mikey and his friend, who then makes it his mission to find anything with Mikey's Dad on it so that Mikey has something with him. He asks street performers, and a talent agency before finding his answer in the most unlikely place.
Mind the Gap was a great read, and definitely has me interested in reading more books from the author.