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Kirndeep, Brooke Weston Academy

Beck

Beck is a book that is set in the 1900s about a mixed race boy who is on the journey to find a place for himself, a place to belong. Peet takes us on an extraordinarily tough and lonely journey and explores the basics of humanity and our compassion. Throughout the book, Peet also expertly looks at racism and reflects on attitudes in the past. I feel that towards the end of the story, the plot took too much of a focus towards Beck's relationship with Grace.
This historical novel explores loneliness, hope and family. I don't think this is a children's book as it contains some graphic scenes.

Posted on: 11th May 2017 at 10:21 am

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