on 14 April 2003
Apart from the errors (e.g spelling Marian with an "o") The book gives a good summary of the story, including outlines af significant events within the novel. However, as far as a study aid goes, the book will not give any extra information above what any normal person can discover. The book is useful if you wish to read the story, but more in-depth analysis is needed into themes beyond the test itself, for example Victorian society at the turn of the century; a vital constituent of the context of the novel.
In Conclusion, for GCSE students who can not be bothered to read the novel, this book will be very useful, with summaries written in plain english. However, if it is detaled insight you need for your studies, this book will not be to "go-between" you and the A Grade you want!
on 24 May 2014
Recommend it to everyone who is studying the Go Between for IGCSE or A levels. A very clear and concise summary of the book, although some themes and motifs could be explored in more detail. Do not rely on this study guide solely, use your own background knowledge, and the appendix as well as the introduction of the original novel, by Penguin Classics!
on 5 August 2001
The york notes on 'The Go-Between' offer a short summary of the story with notes and focuses on the main themes of the story. The use of annotated text make the notes easy to comprehend. The notes highlight the main themes of the novel, and explains these in concise detail. The book is very useful for GCSE studies, and few important topics are not covered by it.