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Beck

I had low expectations of this book. Despite me liking most of Meg Rosoff's work, the story, setting and characters didn't interest me at all. If you didn't know, this book was started by Mal Peet and finished by Meg Rosoff following his death. The problem is that the change in writing and pace of story change drastically and obviously between the two writers.

On the other hand, the book describes dark subject material well, but overuses description in some places, leaving 'bald-spots' of description in others.

The book is still worth reading, and made me think deeply about the themes presented, but I currently think it's one of the worst nominated for this year's Carnegie Medal.

Posted on: 4th June 2017 at 07:01 pm

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