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June 6, 2013


I won this advance proof copy of Perfect by Rachel Joyce book to read and review by entering waterstones prize draw with my waterstones card.

In 1972 two seconds were added to time. It was to balance clock time with the movement of the earth. Byron Hemming knew this because James Lowe had told him and James was the cleverest boy at school. But how could time change?. The steady movement of hands around the clock was as certain as their golden futures. Then Byron’s mother late for school run makes a devastating mistake. Byron’s perfect world is shattered. Where those two seconds to blame? Can what follows ever be set right?.

My review

James Lowe and Byron Hemming’s attended Winston  House private school. There was a junior school closer but it was not a private school and all the children that went there was from the council estate on Digby Road.

Byron and James were both worried when the extra two seconds were going to be added.  Diana assured them it will be in The Times and on Nationwide talking about it.

On the way to school to Winston House Private school Diana could see a traffic jam ahead so she decided to take a short cut through Digby Road council Estate.The mist was glued to  rows of houses. When Byron glances at his watch and froze his second-hand on his watch was moving backwards. Byron shouts mummy stop it’s happening. When Byron see’s Beneath a tree a child spinning towards them on a red bicycle. The car slams to a halt. Byron looks for the child at the road side but he can not see her. Where has the girl gone?

paper back pages 361

published 4th July 2013

published by transworld


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