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Daniela, Northampton Academy

Beck

At the start, the book seemed the quite depressing and like the boy had no hope but I gradually grew into the book and learned to love it. The character, Beck is a teenage black boy that lived in an orphanage, was sent to live with some horrible brothers of the church that tormented boys including Beck. When it came to the bit where Beck had to experience the horror with Brother Robert, the description was very detailed and I could feel myself itching with horror of what the brother wanted to do to Beck. I think this shows that the author is really good because he can make the reader feel gripped and inclined to read more. But, when he's sent to the farm I did not really like it because it did not have any detailed much action so when he ran away from them and managed to hook himself on a train I was happy he got out of there. I really liked the third part where Beck is kind of adopted by the black couple because that's where so far in the book, Beck gets the most happy. The part I love the most would be the last part because Beck falls in love with the black red-Indian woman. I like this part the most because the mood changes in the book from dark to bright. I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to other people.

Posted on: 7th June 2017 at 05:11 pm

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