Thursday, January 29, 2009

Magorian, Boyne, Rosoff

Kate Boyd Crotty of Transition Year was awarded a Commendation for her Extended Essay on Childhood in three novels - John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Michelle Magorian's Goodnight Mr Tom and How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff.

Kate writes :-

For my extended essay, I chose the theme of Childhood. I chose this topic because I was very interested in it and I had recently read many novels that I thought would be good to compare. I didn’t want to choose a subject that I would get bored of easily or one that I would end up hating when I was working on it. Each has a similar background of war and the changes that come with it but they all have their own unique inner-stories as well. The main character of each book is a child or young person, in one a teenage girl and two 9-year old boys in the others.

Read her full essay here.

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