Book review – Mind the Child

Mind The Child coverMind The Child is definitely the most challenging of the Penguin Lines books. Written by children of Kids Company with Camila Batmanghelidjh, it dips into the lives of London’s most overlooked offspring. The children each offer us a different viewpoint, speaking out about their vulnerabilities, their anger, their hopes; sharing memories so sad and frightening you want to put the book down, but can’t draw your eyes away from the words like: “The door slams in a certain way and I feel like being sick and wetting myself at the same time.”

The fear that strikes through these childhoods is striking, but so is their resourcefulness. Continue reading