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May, St Helen and St Katharine


Beck was hard to understand, difficult to read and had an unusual plot that was full of holes. The book dragged on a little in places, and was a bit above my age group. Despite this, I really enjoyed it. The characters were relatable, and you couldn't tell when the story changed authors, which is something I was worried about.

The story follows a boy named Beck, who lost his mother at a young age, and was sent to 2 different convents, and a farm, before running away to the Californian wilderness. After a while, he is picked up by the kind smuggler Bone, and his wife Irma. But his security, once again, doesn't last long. Will Beck ever be happy, or is he destined for a life of sadness?

This book was enjoyable, but not a book you would race to your room to read. However, I feel I have missed out on something, as it was a little above my age group, and that made it difficult for me. I would rate it 8/10.

Posted on: 16th May 2017 at 08:49 am

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