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The Shell House
by Linda Newbery | Sports
Registered by stephjb of Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on 12/14/2013
Average 4 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by stephjb from Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on Saturday, December 14, 2013

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Swapped for on the book exchange shelves at Serro da Bica campsite, Ourique, Portugal. 

Journal Entry 2 by stephjb at Ourique, Beja Portugal on Friday, January 03, 2014

4 out of 10

Good premise for a novel - modern teenagers coming of age juxtaposed against their First World War contemporaries. The novel mainly discusses themes of homosexuality and Christianity and, while it is to be applauded for doing so openly and seemingly without judgement, I though that this was also its weakest point because Newbury does go on, and on, and on. I found the discussions that her protagonists have to be generic with no real sense of genuine teenage speech. Mostly however, I dislike the abrupt ending. After having read all that philosophising, to be left without a conclusion is to be cheated! 

Journal Entry 3 by stephjb at Camping Alvor in Alvor, Faro Portugal on Saturday, January 04, 2014

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Released 4 yrs ago (1/4/2014 UTC) at Camping Alvor in Alvor, Faro Portugal


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