James Carrington, Chobham Academy Book Group
A great and wonderful read (Spoilers)
This is about a girl who is working in a farm in the middle of WW2 but her life is changed when she meets a man called Toby. Toby, the man who changed her life... This story is like a roller coaster of events, happiness, sadness and many other emotions are all in the novel. This is a step up from last year's Carnegie book 'There Will Be Lies' by Nick Lake and personally I think that it will win many awards including the Carnegie one this year. I would highly recommend this book to anyone over the age of 7. Although it does deal with some harsh themes such as murder and death.
THE PLOT AND STORY LINE IS LISTED BELOW. “The year I turned 12, I learned how to lie,” Annabelle, the main character, tells us as the story opens. The year is 1943 and war is current. She lives inside her family's farm house and helps run the place. Then when Betty arrives her life changes, as she is a bully and all she cares about is hurting others. After a while she does something to Annabelle's friend that is so horrible everyone is shocked and she goes missing. Toby gets blamed and goes in to hiding but then everyone to hunt him down and then they try to kill and hunt down the innocent man. “I didn’t know a word that described Betty properly,” Annabelle says, “or what to call the thing that set her apart from the other children in that school.” Betty is a “dark-hearted girl,” one without morals or remorse, who beats Annabelle with a stick and breaks a bird’s neck. Betty is a cruel and horrible girl and personally I think she got what she deserved - death.
Posted on: 19th June 2017 at 09:48 am
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