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The Book Thief
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Genius at work!, 16 April 2014
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This review is from: The Book Thief (Paperback)
The content isn't unique, nor are the people as such, but the way in which this author draws you into the relationships between the characters is astounding. Equally beautiful, brutal and gut-wrenching, this literary masterpiece drew sobs from me. I didn't think that the written word could do this to me.
This is a wonderful book, appropriate for anyone from about 11 years upwards; each of us will see it from different perspectives, depending on age and experience.
Highly recommended.

One Boy's War
One Boy's War
by Lynn Huggins - Cooper
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 11.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read and believe, 26 Nov 2009
This review is from: One Boy's War (Hardcover)
This book brings to life the horrors of being a soldier in WW1. It is told through the eyes of a 16 year-old who lies his way into the army. His devastating description of life in the trenches, his stunned disbelief at the loss of his friends and his fear of going over the top are even more poignant when you realise the story isn't fiction but is based on the diary and letters of Sidney Dobson, a youngster from County Durham. Sidney died in a muddy field in Belgium. His letters to his Mum will touch the hearts of all who read it.
Although presented in simple form, it held the attention of the 11-16 year olds I read it to during our Remembrance Assemblies.

Creating the Future School: Coming, Ready or Not (Student Outcomes & the Reform of Education)
Creating the Future School: Coming, Ready or Not (Student Outcomes & the Reform of Education)
by Hedley Beare
Edition: Paperback
Price: 32.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Is this value for money?, 21 Aug 2007
Giving the book a star rating is difficult because it is actually a decent read but the price is extortionately high and I would recommend borrowing it from a library or someone like me who was stupid enough to think I could expect a weighty tome of great enlightenment. For a paperback book of this size, the price is daylight robbery. I'm trying hard not to let this overshadow the quality of the content, but it's not easy!

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