Charlie Mackesy – The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

Utterly captivating, I can 100% see why this book won the Waterstones book of the year prize. As the author says in the introduction, you could pick this book up and open it at any page at random and it would still work, but reading it through as a story totally worked for me too.

I think I sped through this book so quickly because every page was short, simple, but complete gold. When I started reading, I started taking pictures of the pages that spoke to my heart, thinking I could print them out and put them around my dressing table, but it quickly became apparent that there were just too many pages to do this for – instead, I will be revisiting this book again and again.

Some of the pages are illustrated with line drawings, some are coloured in, but all are beautiful. And the lovely handwritten font really made this book feel so special. If I could afford it, I’d buy a copy of this for everyone I know.

This truly might be my favourite book I’ve read this year, and read on the penultimate day of the year – huge thanks to my little brother who bought me it for Christmas.

My rating: 5Average rating: 4.7
128 pages. Published in: 2019
Read in Hardbackon 30th December 2019

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