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Review for 'Satan's Little Helpers

Posted by John Kelly on June 29, 2009 at 10:45 PM

SATAN'S LITTLE HELPERS effortlessly captures the 1950s and 1960s in suburban Australia. Catholics will laugh and cry, non-Catholics will laugh and laugh. Anyone who grew up in this period will share the laughs and exasperation, will envy and be touched by the teenage love story. An engaging plot with surprising twists and turns and all the horrors of school, families, teenage and first love ... and all the laughs.


John Derum


With some generous assistance from the vibrant and unpredictable Megan, Simon Hickey faces the challenges and social turmoil of the 1960's. As the story unfolds, Catholic culture, a love affair, and the threat of being shipped off to Vietnam, combine to provide all the elements of a best seller. Humour, pathos, sexual awakenings, tragedies and a surprise or two... There is a -real feeling of `being there' in this story. Living History."


Margaret Brody



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Reply Kat Yares
5:08 PM on September 24, 2009 
5 STARS all the way!

What a wonderfully poignant coming of age story. With the backdrop of the Catholic Church, we follow Simon from a young boy to adulthood. The incidents that occur at the Catholic school he attends, becomes the groundwork for the man he turns out to me.

Some times laugh out loud funny, other times so sad you want to cry, this book has it all. Seeing that it was really no different being a child of the times 'down under', I could relate to all of the joys and sorrows that Simon experiences.

Fascinating, well written and page turner to boot - what more could one in a book? This coming of age story will stay in your mind long after you close the back cover.