My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I almost put this book down a few pages in because I struggle with books riten lik this, and the entire book was narrated by the main character, who appears to have a mild intellectual disability. But I trust Richard Scrimger so I stayed with it. Miraculously that aspect disappeared and I became riveted by the story. It’s hard not to give too much away in a review of a short book, but essentially this tells the story of Bunny, a 15-year-old boy who, in fulfilling a task left to him by his grandfather finds himself, arguably, in the wrong place at the wrong time, complicated by his new tattoo. This is a sweet story of a trusting boy who doesn’t know his own strengths. Although he becomes wrapped up in something he cannot understand, he also finds community, something that had been lacking in his regular life. This book is part of the Seven series by Orca Publishing– seven grandsons left quests or tasks in their grandfather’s will, each book written by a prominent Canadian author.