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Ann K, Norwich School

Rook

When I first picked up this book, I didn't think I would enjoy it as the cover of the book was quite boring and didn't catch my interest. The beginning of this book was quite slow and unusual as it started with an account of a rook being attacked by a larger bird.
But after Kenny and Nicky had rescued the rook, the story became more and more interesting. It is a short but very powerful story covering a lot of issues such as bullying, disabilities and other hard-hitting subjects. During the course of reading the book, I became more and more sympathetic towards Nicky, the main character of the book, who seemed to be going through a lot - he was being bullied, he has a crush on his bully's sister, his father was struggling with poverty and his mother had left a long time ago. Even his brother Kenny, who has dyslexia, seemed to be having a better time than he was. The characters were kind of convincing but not very, however, the dialogue of the story helped develop the story quite well.The plot was ok - it wasn't the best as the book was very short, but it was still an interesting read.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes a short read but still enjoys a good book.
Rating out of 5: 3

Posted on: 29th March 2018 at 12:30 pm

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