Friday, March 09, 2012

M.T. Anderson & Mark Haddon : Junior Cert book report

For his Junior Certificate preparation book report, Peter Quigley chose two books about outsiders, and explains:

"The books I read were called The Astonishing life of Octavian Nothing by M.T Anderson  and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon. I chose these books because they both involve somebody who is an outsider in society. In “Astonishing Life” Octavian is a coloured boy who lives in colonial Boston. In  “Curious Incident” Christopher is a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome who lives in modern Britain. Although the time in which they are both set are hundreds of years apart, the people’s views of the two boys are very similar. Both books are written in the 1st person and both are written through the minds of children. Both authors do this very well"

Read Peter's full essay here.

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