The Shell House
Registered by stephjb of Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on 12/14/2013
This Book is Currently in the Wild!
1 journaler for this copy...
Swapped for on the book exchange shelves at Serro da Bica campsite, Ourique, Portugal.
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!
On the book exchange shelves in Reception