Saturday, 11 December 2010

So Much To Tell You

So Much To Tell You by John Marsden

What a wonderful book. I almost forgot that it was written by a man. It’s about a young girl that is at an all girls boarding school.

She isn’t feeling like she fits in and is keeping herself to herself, the big difference to just a shy child is this girl refuses to speak, or has lost the ability to speak after a tragic accident has disfigured her face.

The description in the book is beautiful. It’s a young person’s read but I would argue that any age group would find something in this book that would appeal to them.

John Marsden has managed to get into the head of a young girl growing up so well. The way she expresses herself without the use of words is very intriguing, and how, even though she is traumatised and unable to speak she is still effecting people and managing to forge some friendships.

This world is very dominated by looks and appearance so it’s nice to see that this eventually gets whipped away and people give her a chance. It’s not until the very end of the book that you fully understand what is going on.

A book for all to read, man, woman or child.

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