Gail, The John Mason Readers
In ‘Rook’, a boy called Nicky (who lives with his dad, his dad’s girlfriend, and his mentally disabled brother, Kenny) who has to deal with bullies at school. When he pushes the main bully at school just before the bully has an epileptic fit, Nicky faces being expelled. He has to team up with the bully’s sister, who he has a crush on, to sort things out.
Although I didn’t like the look of ‘Rook’ from the blurb and front cover, I actually somewhat enjoyed it. The writing style was quite easy to read and I found it enlightening about some of the reasons why people bully or are mean. As well as this, the characters were well developed and I liked the side story as Nicky finds out how confident Kenny is. However, I thought that the book was too short because just when I had got into the book, it ended quite abruptly.
Overall, I really liked this book and would rate it 8/10.
Posted on: 24th April 2018 at 07:12 pm
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