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Although the writing style can at times be tedious, the content gives an excellent insight into the distressing lifestyle of those who survived the Vietnam War. The life of the ‘boat people, as they struggled to start a new life in a new country, are very convincingly told to us by Caswell and Phu An Chiem.

 

Rating:  ****
Theme Fiction: 
Historical Fiction
Suitable:  Year 9-12+

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Caswell’s imagination and fine writing style make this book a wonderful read.  A group of children are held at a “farm” where there outstanding intelligence is investigated by some scientists.  The secret communication shared by 5 of these children is the central theme of the story.  How ‘autisitc’ children communicate is a mystery that we share and explore.

 

Rating:  *****
Theme Fiction: 
Science Fiction
Suitable:  Year 7-12

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