House of Windows

Alexia Casale

Nick hates it when people call him a genius. Sure, he’s going to Cambridge University aged 15, but he says that’s just because he works hard. And, secretly, he only works hard to get some kind of attention from his workaholic father. Not that his strategy is working. When he arrives at Cambridge, he finds the work hard and socialising even harder.

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Reader Reviews

Anonymous

04 May 2016

This book is about a 15 year old boy who is at Cambridge University. While there he faces many problems and is not helped by the fact that his mum is dead and his dad cares more for his work than for him. The main character is called Nick and he gets a house mate called Tim who is taking his PhD. Throughout this book you go through a range of different emotions from sad to getting happy for him then back again. Nick has lots of problems with his social life because his parents never cared for him. To make it worse he is underage so he can’t go to the pub when everyone else does. He has sessions with a teacher at the university which help him but then it all goes downhill again. I would really recommend this book to anyone and enjoyed it thoroughly when I read it. But the most important thing is that it has a happy ending.

Callum, age 12