Posted By trish on June 20, 2012
• Paperback:288 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (July 17, 2012)
“This is a story about a terrible thing which happens to me. I have to warn you that nobody is bad or good here, or rather everyone is a bit bad and a bit good and the bad and the good moluscules get mixed up against each other and produce terrible chemical reactions. Did you know cheetahs cannot retract their claws?”
Six-year-old Billy loves animals, David Attenborough documentaries, and sneakers that flash when he runs. He does not love sitting still, the blood-soaked sky in Watership Down, or his father’s cell phone.
When Billy runs into a busy street, ignoring his father’s commands, he sets in motion a series of unexpected, family-altering events. What I Did is a heart-wrenching reminder of how best intentions can lead to disastrous consequences, and how one rash decision can take on a life of its own.
Christopher Wakling grew up in California and England. He won a scholarship to Oxford University and has since worked as a travel writer, farm hand, and litigator. He now lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and children. What I Did is his sixth book.
Check out Christopher’s blog written from the point-of-view of 6-year-old Billy.
Christopher’s Tour Stops
Friday, July 19th: What She Read …
Monday, July 23rd: A Worn Path
Tuesday, July 24th: Good Girl Gone Redneck
Friday, July 27th: Take Me Away
Tuesday, July 31st: In the Next Room
Wednesday, August 1st: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, August 2nd: Gone Bookserk
Wednesday, August 8th: the state that i am in
Monday, August 20th: Little Bit of Wonderful
Tuesday, August 21st: Kritters Ramblings