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What I Was - Meg Rosoff

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... What It Was Like What I Was is a short novel about a young boy at public school in the 1960s. He doesn’t get on well with his father and this is the third school that he’s been sent to after being kicked out of the previous ones. From the first or second page I was instantly put in mind ... Read review
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AdvantagesQuick paced, great for a children's book

DisadvantagesMight not appeal to everyone, too short!

"...know quite how to finish what they’d started. '''Overall''' I wouldn’t necessarily class this as a teenager’s book. I enjoyed it and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be an adults book and read on the same level as other books that have made it to our book club list. Interestingly I think I liked the book more than most other people in our group (apart from the person who chose it) , but people did agree with the JD Salinger reference and its certain ..." Read review
13.09.2009

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A Haunting Tale Of Coming Of Age And Falling In Love

AdvantagesBeautiful story, well written

DisadvantagesSometimes a little dull and hard to understand, main character is very whiney

"What I Was was written by Meg Rosoff and released in 2007. It is 208 pages long.Plot -In 1962, a teenage boy is left at a boarding school next to the East Anglian coastline by his father. The school is gloomy and mundane, but the boy is used to this. One day, he stumbles across Finn, a young boy who lives alone in his hutt, caring and fending for himself. Soon, the boy is soon spending every minute thinking of Finn, and calculating ..." Read review
21.01.2012

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'I'd been kicked out of two boarding schools and the last thing I wanted was to be here, on the East Anglian coast, in a third. But without St.

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EAN 9780141322469
Publisher Puffin Books
Type Fiction
Genre Children's
Title What I Was
All Authors Meg Rosoff
Author Meg Rosoff
ISBN 0141322462

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