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Tito, Fortismere

Beck

This is a great, yet terribly tragic, book. It narrates the story of a black boy, Beck, who leaves Liverpool after his mother's death and travels through Canada, constantly trying to find a safe place to stay. I liked how all of Beck's feelings are shown and never stated.It sometimes reminded me of 1984 during some of the secret love scenes towards the end. It is written from a curious narrative perspective which is sometimes confusing but apart from that it is a great book. I would advise it for quite mature readers, even though I, personally, was not too shaken. It has lots of swearing and there is one scene that can be found offensive, but it is made to perfectly emphasise the racism and abuse black people faced. I would give it 9/10

Posted on: 23rd April 2017 at 07:12 pm

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