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Ayza, Swanshurst School

Rook

I was thrilled to learn that this year's shortlist featured a book that was especially designed to aid people who may have trouble reading and help them feel included into the world of reading as well.

Hence it goes without saying, that I thoroughly enjoyed this book, because it provided me with a detailed story, while still ensuring that it was short in order not to overbear a new reader. It explored the dynamics of being bullied in school and having a parent who is recovering from addiction in order to improve the lives of his sons. This book removed the controversy of talking about an unconventional family to dictate how family is family, regardless of your financial situation and the members of that family, because family is family!

Although I enjoyed this book immensely, I couldn't help but wish that we had gotten a few more chapters from Rook's point of view. I would have liked to learn how Rook felt about his situation, instead of learning second-hand how someone else thought Rook felt.

Posted on: 29th April 2018 at 12:55 pm

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