Review by: Anna Robertshawe (13)
I was a bit hesitant about reading this type of book as I’ve never been drawn to read
about it. We’ve had our own small, unprofessional businesses at school and learnt
how to follow a concept through, but only for a few weeks at a time. Although, when
I heard there was a band involved, I wanted to take a closer look at it.
Out of Sight was a fantastic and thought provoking book, and was very easy to take
in and understand. The concept was original, I have never read a book with that
theme of trying to help teenagers start a business of their own, and to live life at its
There was certainly humour in the book, which is what readers are always looking
for, and it makes the book come alive, so that really added to it. Out of Sight is a
great way of getting through to teenagers, as the characters in the book have the
same teenage problems and issues as in the real world, so the teens reading the
book can relate to it even more.
The way the book started off with Rob introducing himself, and telling us a little bit
about himself, helped me feel Rob was friendly, which made me want to read the
book even more. I have always preferred books to be written in first person, which
Out of Sight is. I feel first person is better than 3 rd person, as it makes the reader feel
part of the story, and the book feels more intimate.
The book came to a lovely finish, as it let the reader know that Rob hadn’t finished
yet, and it told teenagers that once you’ve started something and you’ve had one
success, don’t stop there, keep going till you’ve had a million. I think this book will be
really inspirational to teenagers everywhere, and hope they follow in Rob’s
footsteps, to take up a challenge, set a goal, and reach it.