Review: The Test by Mark Haysom

Title: The Test

Author: Mark Haysom

Pages: 42 Pages

Publisher: Piatkus Books

The Blurb

For the ‘back to school’ crowd, this is a touching and poignant short story about triumph over adversity in regards to the ‘system’, and a celebration of first love.

The Test is perfect tie-in to some of the themes explored in Mark Haysom’s new novel Imagine.

The Review

Well, The Test is just an adorable story.

The Test by Mark Haysom is the love story that never was. It is a charming tale of two people who keep missing the chance to be together but can’t seem to get out of each other’s lives.

It is also a story of circumstance and how people of working class status were screwed over by the system.

For a short story, Mark Haysom really did put a lot into the story of Charlotte and Tom. It makes me excited to read Imagine which is on my TBR pile.

The Test by Mark Haysom is available now.

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35 Stars

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