“Misleading expectations”

Barbara Else’s review (NZB, Spring 2016) of Mary-anne Scott’s young adult novel Coming Home to Roost contains several errors of fact. Else writes, “The blurb states that the novel tackles teen pregnancy from the boy’s point of view.” The book’s blurb does no such thing. In fact, it only alludes to a “rumour”, thereby making the reviewer’s subsequent comments about “misleading expectations” and so on inaccurate and misleading in themselves, not to mention spoilers.


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