Sunday, 4 August 2019

Weybridge Chatter Books

Our last two books have given us some mixed reviews. In May, we read "The Boy Who Flew" by Fleur Hitchcock. We all agreed that the book had some really interesting characters. Some who were obvious heroes and some who were particularly scary. This meant that there were quite a number of unexpected twists in the book, which draw the main figure, Athan Wilde into some perilous situations. Through a series of dangerous adventures, that often leave the reader on the edge of their seat, Athan is able to triumph.  Most of our group enjoyed this book and thought that it was well written and would recommend it to other readers.

In June we read another, quite different book. "The Boy at the Back of the Class" is written by Onjali Q. Rauf and is a story about a 9 year old boy called Ahmet who is a refugee. This book prompted quite a lot of discussion in our group about what it actually means to be a refugee and there were some mixed reviews as to whether the book captured how that must feel.
We read a very powerful piece of prose by Khaled Hosseini "Sea Prayer" and talked about our own experiences of meeting, or knowing refugees.

During the Summer holiday, we will be reading "A Girl called Justice". This is a book by Elly Griffiths, who writes adult crime fiction. Our group likes mystery and adventure, so we are looking forward to reading about what it is that Justice gets up to when she goes away to school. Have a fun Summer, whatever you're reading!!!