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Amelia , Litcham School


I have loved all of Mal Peet's books and so had been really looking forward to reading Beck. Beck is a powerful and passionate book and I loved every word. The story is beautifully crafted and each word has a purpose. The story is shocking with the tales of abuse that Beck suffers but overall the book radiates a sense of strong, powerful hope and a lust for living. The book of course is tinged with sadness as Mal Peet died while writing it but the book is a celebration of life; the trials and beauty of it. The book was finished by Meg Rosoff, another fantastic writer. Rosoff never tries to imitate Peet's style or disguise her own. Instead the book is a collaboration, showcasing two extremely talented writers. I loved how the majority of the book is set in Canada during the 1930s. It was a really insightful and emotive look at a country emerging.

The thing I loved most of all about the book was it's startling prose. Every word had a purpose. Reading this book really took my breath away. I would definitely recommend this book. Not only is it a vital and important read in terms of its subject. It is a beautiful piece of writing and is testimony to two great writers.

Posted on: 24th May 2017 at 06:39 pm

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