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"Beck" is a book written by not one but two authors, Mal Peet and Meg Rosoff, the latter continued the story after the former died. It is all set in Canada during the inter-world war, in the 1920s.

The protagonist, Ignatius Beck, was a mixed race boy from Liverpool who travelled to Canada. There, he was working very hard and was teased by numerous people because of his skin colour. Despite his appearance in front of others, he had the heart of courage to decide to stand up for himself and try to overcome every obstacles he faced. What could he do in a place where people like him were not greeted well? This book will show you how!

Mal Peet and Meg Rosoff both had reflected the difficult life of non-white people in the 1920s. Throughout the story, they showed Beck to be a weak character compared to the Canadians. This suggests that Beck was powerless and unable to fight back the troubles he was facing confidently. However, he stood firm against discrimination and held it back, which implied the fights the oppressed people were acting for justice.

Despite some inappropriate language and mature contents, "Beck" will explain to you how he survived the unthinkable journey and how he and the others were treated during the early 20th century.

Posted on: 14th June 2017 at 03:54 pm

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