What Milo Saw

What Milo Saw

Book - 2015
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Nine-year-old Milo Moon suffers from retinitis pigmentosa: his eyes are slowly failing and he will eventually go blind. But for now he sees the world through a pin hole and notices things other people don't. When Milo's beloved gran succumbs to dementia and moves into a nursing home, Milo soon realizes there's something very wrong at the home. The grown-ups won't listen to him so with just Tripi, the nursing home's cook, and Hamlet, his pet pig, to help, Milo sets out on a mission to expose the nursing home and the sinister Nurse Thornhill. Insightful, wise and surprising, What Milo Saw is a novel filled with big ideas, simple truths and an emotional message that will resonate with everyone. Milo sees the world in a very special way and it will be impossible for you not to fall in love with him, savour every moment you spend with him and then share his story with everyone you know.
Publisher: London :, Sphere,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780751554243
Branch Call Number: FIC MAC
Characteristics: 388 pages ; 24 cm

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Marlowe Jul 25, 2016

Age, gender, race, economic circumstance - these aspects of our lives, and many more, affect how we perceive the world around us. Macgregor plays on this theme by giving us a visually impaired young boy who sees more of the world around him then his fully sighted adults. Very much of this time, touching on such topics as immigration, abuse, and the economy, this is a really charming, endearing story about how we see the world.

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Cas22
Dec 25, 2014

I read this book in response to a positive review by Kookla123 – and I’m so glad I did. This is a sweet and touching story. Young Milo’s devotion to his Gran and his determination to expose the maltreatment she and other residents are receiving in a nursing home are truly heart-warming. The story is simply told but touches on a number of weighty issues particularly the blindness of adults to the truth that is plainly before their eyes.

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kookla123
Nov 18, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Milo is such a great character and you can't help but like him as he tries to help his elderly great-grandmother whilst juggling the issues of his medical condition.
It was a very entertaining book, simple to follow, and I would recommend it highly

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