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01.08.08 | Comment?

See Ya Simon, by David Hill

See Ya Simon is an emotional book about a young boy, Simon, with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and his best friend, Nathan. It is told in first person by Nathan, as he tells the story of the last year of Simon’s life. David Hill cleverly enters the mind of a young teenage boy dealing with his best friends illness. By having Nathan narrate the story Simon is presented as a brave and fun boy without it revealing his inner worries about his impending death.

Being a person who knows someone with MD, this story was extremely touching and gave a great, realistic look at the illness.

This story teaches you a lot about MD, and I strongly recommend it to everyone because of the characters, jokes and writing.

~ Emma (16)


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