Kerry Clare’s Pickle Me This is a highly regarded book blog full of thoughtful reviews and literary insights.
A recent review describes Alone in the Classroom as, “An unsettling book, whose story goes where you don’t think it will, and doesn’t answer all its questions. Whose clauses, sentences, ideas and stories are strung together, one after another like random beads on a string, and it’s hard to find the pattern, that hidden symmetry, when you regard each bead individually. The key is to take in the whole, of course, the string of beads itself, its cumulative effect. In nature, there is no such thing as a straight line, and neither is there in a good story.”
The full review is available at Pickle Me This.