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on 16 May 2003
When a book is set as a 'course book' by Educational advisors, there is often the feeling that the book will be 'Good For Us' but not the sort of book we would choose to read. When our teacher Mrs B announced that our BRIDGING UNIT between Years 6 and 7 would be based on this book....and worse...we would be reading it in the afternoons following our SAT tests this week,instead of playing rounders, listening to CDs and partying.....well!
But we have been entralled,captivated and completely won over. This book is a classic. We feel that we know the shipwrecked hero Michael. Some of us think that we are Michael. We have written letters to our parents from our (almost) deserted island, trying to express our desperate lonliness. Yesterday we plotted the route of our yacht,The Peggy Sue on world maps....we can't wait to read on. But in a way we don't want it to end. Thanks Mr Murpurgo