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Laura, Ashlyns School


The eponymous Beck is about an orphan forced to go to Canada.
This book proved an interesting read, and I wasn't hugely appreciative of that. The tale began in England, at orphanages. This was by far my favourite part of the book, despite the harrowing sexual content. As the story progressed, as did my levels of boredom as, for me, the pace quickened and I wasn't quite sure about what was happening. For brief moments, I became lost in the plot, until its direction dramatically changed.
The ending was quite predictable and was suitably charming.
The afterword was poignant due to Mal Peet's recent passing and I think that the tone of the book was unique.
Overall, I neither like nor dislike this book, however I believe that it may be a better book directed at adults primarily.

Posted on: 16th May 2017 at 10:07 pm

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