Yesterday, I rather rashly suggested I would try and read one Barrington Stoke Book a week. I am still a bit nervous about such a commitment but I have made a good start.
I was given Desirable by Frank Cottrell Boyce by Barrie from Barrington Stoke, I had seen it in most schools I have visited recently because it is included in this years Booked Up selection.
As you would expect from such an author it is a great read, with a really magical feel. I have to say I had a lot of sympathy for the hero George, like him I had a bit of a thing for Warhammer games when I was younger. I am not sure this did me any favours in terms of 'desirability', and unlike George I didn't find any magic potions to help me out. I think a lot of other boys would see themselves in George too.