Review: Born Scared by Kevin Brooks

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.


Elliot is terrified of almost everything.

From the moment he was born, his life has been governed by acute fear. The only thing that keeps his terrors in check are the pills that he takes every day.

It’s Christmas Eve, there’s a snowstorm and Elliot’s medication is almost gone. His mum nips out to collect his prescription. She’ll only be 10 minutes – but when she doesn’t come back, Elliot must face his fears and try to find her. She should only be 400 metres away. It might as well be 400 miles…

Born Scared by Kevin Brooks

What I liked:

I’ve always loved Kevin Brooks’ work, and this was no exception. It’s fast paced, and a fascinating thriller – there’s no way to guess what’s about to happen next.

I loved Elliot, and felt he was very like Jack in RoomThey’re both young boys just experiencing the world for the first time, and it was amazing to see Elliot’s outlook on the world.

The way each of the characters intertwined was done perfectly.

What I didn’t like:

I really can’t fault this book.

Out of five?:

Five. As I love his books so much I was a little apprehensive before starting this, but once again Kevin Brooks has won me over.


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