The Shell House

by Linda Newbery | Sports |
ISBN: 0385603894 Global Overview for this book
Registered by stephjb of Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on 12/14/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by stephjb from Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on Saturday, December 14, 2013
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
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

Released 7 yrs ago (1/4/2014 UTC) at Camping Alvor in Alvor, Faro Portugal

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