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Bryony, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls


Rebound was a warm and simple free-verse book written from the perspective of a young boy named Charlie Bell. The book followed his despair over the recent death of his father accompanied by his evolving relationships with his basketball, family and friends. Rebound shone in its character writing, with it's natural dialogue flowing realistically through each verses along with every character's personality crafted to be likeable and yet human. The book's only downfall was its lack of emotional direction to the plot. During the middle of the book, the link to the emotions of Charlie and his outside situations waned significantly, leading to a large plot point nearer the end of the book feeling unneeded, consequently lowering the emotional depth of the book. Along with this the book, which turns out to be Charlie's diary is written in the present tense when he is only suggested to have started a diary half way through the book when CJ mails him one. However, overall, Rebound was a warm and enjoyable book. Charlie Bell, CJ and the rest of the cast were amazing characters in which the book utilised to it's full extent. Would Recommend.

Posted on: 26th March 2019 at 06:22 pm

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