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The Story Of Tom Brennan (2005)

by J.C. Burke(Favorite Author)
3.27 of 5 Votes: 5
1741660920 (ISBN13: 9781741660920)
Random House (Australia)
review 1: I was forced to read this novel for my English HSC and I really struggled. Although it has an interesting storyline and the message the author attempts to convey is exceptional, I just couldn't get myself to like this book. I think that it was dragging on too much! Nothing interesting or worthwhile really occurred as the story was unfolding besides the occasional flashbacks which was a very good technique to intrigue the reader. Other than that, I felt like I was reading the diary of a teenage boy, who had such a boring life that he was just describing his daily activities.
review 2: I had to read this to help a student with their HSC preparation, but I can't say I enjoyed it much. So many of the descriptions were exactly the same - repeated verbatim in just ab
... moreout every chapter throughout the book. It became odious. And as long as I have lived in Australia, and worked with kids, I have never heard teenagers speak the way these characters speak. It was hard to get through because it seemed so unrealistic, character wise. But I know that reading is a subjective experience. less
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Start was good, then it got happy and lame
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it was good.
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