By Michael Williams
Sixteen year-old Walter Hudson, who lives in Johannesburg, is unhappy because of his brother’s sad death. He finds an ad in the newspaper that advertises if he joins the South African army, he will be paid 50 rand per week. He lies to his parents and catches a train to the army base. He falls asleep on the train and misses the stop. When he wakes up and realizes what he has done, he gets off the train immediately and begins his long, dangerous, exciting journey to the army base. In the middle of the night, a nasty gang takes all of his belongings, so he runs after them. Unfortunately he gets knocked out and blood flows from his head. Luckily, he meets a crazy man who surprisingly helps him by bandaging his injured head. In this book, Michael Williams uncovers a great adventure and an amazing story.
This book is very well written and very organized. It is very special because it is written in both first and third person. Michael Williams has written some other books but none of them switch from first to third person. The writing has excellent flow and is never confusing. The book is very gripping and I couldn’t stop reading it. This has been one of the most exciting books I have read and I strongly encourage you to read it. This book is just flat out great.
Reviewed by Colston