Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fitz by Mick Cochrane

Fitz has never met his father.  He's decided he's going to change that.

Knopf Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss allowed me to download an ebook of this story for review (thank you).  The book is scheduled to be published on November 13th.

I found this to be an intriguing story.  Fitz is not unhappy with his life or his mom, he just wonders why his dad never cared to meet him.  He pays support on him but never has attempted to visit him.  When he finds out his father lives near him, he starts checking him out.

One day it all comes to a head and Fitz kidnaps him.  He's going to use this day to find out why his dad hasn't approached him, what the history is between his parents, and other facts he thinks someone his age should know about his parents.  There's one thing he'd especially like to know:  Does his father love him?

The silly part is that I could see something like this happening.  A young couple just starting out in life, opposing parents, an unexpected pregnancy and misunderstandings and confusion get involved.  So does a lack of personal integrity.  But Fitz isn't willing to let it die there, and that's what makes this an interesting story.  I enjoyed looking at from the child's point-of-view; it was different.

Happy reading.   

1 comment:

Shan said...

What a great idea to see this situation from the viewpoint of the child. All too often it's this parent vs. that parent but the kids are forgotten in the mix. Sounds like an interesting read.