Eyes of a young child

Discuss the October 2013 book of the month "The Boy who Lived with Ghosts" by John Mitchell.
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Eyes of a young child

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I think it was an interesting take on a memoir, to narrate it through the eyes of a child. It's something I really haven't seen elsewhere. The voice also evolves as John gets older which I really liked. But what did you think about that?
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I think it was great that the book was written through the eyes of a child. Even though the boy didn’t understand the things going on around him as they really were many times, we as the reader through life experience knew. I did feel plenty of times that this boy had a lot more understanding and knowledge in things than a boy his age would. I also felt his viewpoint and opinion of things were often more mature or advanced than that of a boy his age. I do wonder if that has to do with the way things were during the years the book takes place in.
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It takes an exceptional writer to pen such an interesting story through the eyes of a child. The eyes are obviously windows to the soul, the growth phase of John gives more flesh to the story and even makes each page a new discovery.
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