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Naina, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

Saint Death

Saint Death is a powerful book about Arturo’s struggle to keep himself and his friend alive in the small town of Anapra. Saint Death exposes the life that many people stuck in the poverty cycle have to face, with the only way out as a dangerous journey across the border to Mexico or joining the gangs that are fuelled by drugs and violence. It is a realistic novel, and although sad, it shows the true fear and lifestyle that people in these places live through and the way that the people who could help them most (such as the police or government) are corrupt and turn a blind eye. As you journey further into Arturo’s life and the novel, the story quickly turns into a fast-paced thriller and is not a book I found easy to put down. Saint Death is a book that I highly commend as Sedgwick did not give us a twisted, happy ending, but told us the real story of what it’s really like and included information about organisations and things people have done or said at the end of each chapter, reminding the reader the book is based on the world we live in.

Posted on: 20th May 2018 at 10:16 am

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