Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Junior Cert essay: John Boyne and Eva Ibbotson

In her Junior Certificate book report, Eliza Hancock compared John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Eva Ibbotson's Journey to the River Sea.

She writes:-

"They are two powerfully told books, that are similar in that they are both told through the eyes of an innocent child pointing out the flaws in the adult world, and highlighting the simplicity of childhood. A similar theme throughout each book is the sense of friendship and loyalty shown by both Bruno and Maia to their friends - Shmuel in Bruno’s case and Finn and Clovis in Maia’s. I found both these books incredibly gripping, especially The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and in both cases I found the books nearly impossible to put down."

Read Eliza's full essay here.

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