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This review is from: CHERUB 5: Divine Madness (Paperback)
The thing about Robert Muchamore is that he seems to think that Children in England speak American. Nobody says 'dude' or use the word 'totally' as it is used in the books. People say 'chav' in derogatory form a lot and sometimes call each other mate in this country. They say 'fit as' rather than the 'totally hot' he has in his books. I just wanted to point out that Children in England to day don't used such a stranges form of the English laguage as they do America.
Nether the less his books are brilliant and the childrens behaviour is believable even if the language isn't. This book is his longest so far and so very different from the others and as good as if not better than them. Allthough I think James deserved the reward as much as Lauren, not specifying so as not to spoil it for those who have not read it. I think it's a bit rude for children under 12 though.
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Initial post: 4 Aug 2011 12:24:16 BDT
Jackie Wadsworth says:
I have to disagree about children not using dude and totally. I work with children from the age of 3 up to 15 and they "totally" use those words. People are hot, and fit, and ribbed (although I'm not entirely sure what that means!) and boys do call each other dude. Sadly, Americanisms are all part and parcel of the English language these days, for anyone under the age of about 25, it seems! I totally agree with you about the books though, they are excellent.
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