Monday, August 08, 2011

The Boy In The Dress By David Walliams

Thanks nylusmilk for passing this book for me to read.

It's about a boy, Dennis, who lives with his father and elder brother. Their mother left them. Both the father and brother were not good at hugging and stuffs that involves showing emotions. 

More often, Dennis, who misses his mom does things on his own.That is until he met Lisa, the notorious and most envied girl in the school. His life suddenly changed.

Nope, this is not a teenage love story. It have a hilarious and yet innocent feel to it. Some parts, I feel sad for Dennis and at others I can't help laughing at the predicaments that he got himself into.

At a glance, this seems to be a light weight sort of book. A book that you read just to pass time. Like a comic. However, I feel there is a deeper meaning/issue that the author was trying to project into this book. For example how we tend to hide our feelings and build a wall around us in order not to get hurt and that wall in turn become our jail instead of protecting us.

Yes, this is a good read


pinky_liscious said...

nanged innit.. ;)

nylusmilk said...

i read his other book mr stink. both books okay for me. i was attracted because quentin blake illustrated for both books but walliams is no roald dahl to me.

Small Kucing said...


Thanks for the nang:)

Small Kucing said...


It's true. i itchy hand want to buy the Roald Dahl collection :(....duno BBWS got or not


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