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In reading this, the shifts to the future hooked me more and more. I was caught in the story, caught in the boy's life, caught feeling like Pete. At times I envied that he could "see" the future, but also could see how this could make him tired. In a way, it's similar to how children might actually be aware of people's feelings. It's definitely sad, but more so, it's engaging.
I liked this story. It shows that Pete had some insight that things weren't working at home (i.e. his mother's indifference towards him) and he found other people's homes more interesting. His family didn't seem to care where he was or what kind of things engaged him.
Great characters, drawn to a pinpoint. All the details work so well. A fine read.