Saturday, 24 May 2014

FAG by Jonathan Hill

FAG is the story of life in an 1930s English boys boarding school.  It is an unsettling read of bullying, intolerance and non-acceptance.

I sort of knew what was going to happen and it wasn't pleasant reading.  This was a very well written book.  The pain of the characters came through and it was heartbreaking at times.  In writing this review, all I can think of are clichés, but that's because they are true. 

In saying that this is a harrowing story, it is a page turner.  As things spiral downwards, I needed to know what was going to happen next, with the hope that things would turn out OK.

This author is known for his light-hearted Maureen series of books and this one is a lifetime away from them.  I will be thinking of this book for some time.

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