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Stefan, Larkmead Secondary School

Rook

Rook is a short book, yet it manages to be full of such emotions. It is a book about friends, relationships, love, hate, weakness and struggle, freedom and joy. There are such amazing contrasts within this book; it is hard to keep up with the constantly shifting situation.

Rook is about a teenager’s life. The book flows very smoothly, but the plot goes very fast. The start of the book is in the eyes of a rook, which gets caught by a sparrow hawk. Luckily, two children show up, and save the rook. These children are the main characters in the plot.
Looking back on it now, I realise that the whole book is a kind of metaphor for the start. The characters get caught in a very bad situation, and eventually find their way out.

All in all, I would rate this book a 7/10 as, although it was emotional, the storyline eventually boils down to an average teen’s life. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a blend of fiction and non-fiction, and a quick read.

Posted on: 30th April 2018 at 06:07 pm

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