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Isla, Chobham Academy Book Group


Beck is a harrowing story about the journey of a mixed-race boy desperately trying to feel like he belongs somewhere. Beck faces many different situations, first in England in an orphanage run by priests, who are not as caring as they first appear, as well as in Canada where him and several other boys are sent. There are many graphic and depressing details in the novel, some of which are unsuitable for younger readers. In spite of this, the story has an honest message, conveying how love is what everyone craves in life no matter how cruel and tough your upbringing.

Posted on: 23rd May 2017 at 11:15 am

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