Want to know more, ask Simon. There are now two copies of this novel in the Little Library of Rescued Books so you could read along with a friend.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
People Might Hear You by Robin Klein
A riveting Robin Klein book with sinister undertones. “Don't ever let them know you are here." Frances is told. "Don't ever let them know you're here...You mustn't raise your voice or call out...people outside might hear you."If you enjoyed Grace by Morris Gleitzman, you will most likely enjoy this novel. France's aunt Lois marries a stern, forbidding Mr Tyrell. Frances is then introduced to a mysterious temple, with its strange, fanatical beliefs. At first she easily accepts her aunt's new life, and tries to be a “worthy” member of the temple. However, slowly she uncovers its terrible secrets and realises she has to escape. The rules meant that nobody can enter or leave the house at will. All daily life is regimented and supervised. This book focuses on the fear, seclusion and propaganda that is sometimes used to retain people in cults. It is quite a complex novel but well worth the read.