Library Staff Recommendation

Young Mungo, by Douglas Stuart

Cover of Young Mungo, by Douglas Stuart.

Another soul wrenching story by the author of Shuggie Bain. Equally disturbing, equally sad and poignant. Mungo is 16 and growing up in a highly dysfunctional family in Glasgow. His single mother is an alcoholic, his brother a thug and his older sister basically is in charge of his care although she herself is a teenager.

Excellent read but beware it is quite dark and contains disturbing descriptions of child abuse.

4/5 Stars

Reviewed by Jules.