Saturday, 4 December 2010
Skippy Dies; Hopeland by Paul Murray
This is a YA novel and I am far beyond that. It deals with concepts of teenage love/infatuation, drug use/mis-use, broken families, and church boarding schools. High school was a trial when I was there and I would never wish to go back there. eeks. Enough to make me shiver.
That being said, I do think this would have appeal to those still in high school and having to deal with the same issues.
By the end of the book I did know more about Skippy, but I have no idea why he died. I have been given some clues, but don't know whether they are red herrings or not. I have the next two books; Heartland and Ghostland and Afterland. They are due back at the library in two weeks. Don't know if I will read them...