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The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo
The Other Side of Truth

white_lotus005, August 29, 2006

This book is a very simple yet a realistic story of two children who never thought
that they would have to go through so many hard ships of life...Sade and her brother
are smuggled to London as for them to remain in safety. As they arrive new challenges
arise. one after the other. I realized that Sade and her father were soldiers of the
same battle...the book basicly portrays the hardships of speaking the truth...Sade
lost her mother, her home but after all someone had to speak the truth, someone had
to come out, stand up and show people the mirror...
It was a really harsh story to be exiled from your own countries where the memories
of the one person who is no more lies...
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The Other Side of Truth
The Other Side of Truth

white_lotus005, August 29, 2006

This book is a very simple yet a realistic story of two children who never thought that they would have to go through so many hard ships of life...Sade and her brother are smuggled to London as for them to remain in safety. As they arrive new challenges arise. one after the other. I realized that Sade and her father were soldiers of the same battle...the book basicly portrays the hardships of speaking the truth...Sade lost her mother, her home but after all someone had to speak the truth, someone had to come out, stand up and show people the mirror...
It was a really harsh story to be exiled from your own countries where the memories of the one person who is no more lies...
This book reveals the other side of truth, the harder side with suffering and hardships...and Sade's family was just an innocent victim...
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Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

white_lotus005, August 29, 2006

This was a hard book, a hard book to understand. You couldn't be sure of what to accept from a kid. this book has a few jokes, but there seems to be no twist or turn what so ever. I mean there is no problem really outlined, until the last 35 pages of the book...it was hard to just go on, but it was just like a marathon run you just had to complete it...
It was an approach by Doyle to tell his story by a child's point of view because he realized that a child has the purest eye, as it is a Gods weapon in some way...we see that in the book children have a pattern on denying the validity of truth but not lying...
The character of Sinbad seemed the most ideal until to the part when he says, "the devil tempts me." this part was funny but at the same time annoying for a patient child like him to say such a thing...
I guess the book isn't so bad after all...its worth reading atleast the end covers up the loses of time...
This book tells us a simple basic story of a 10-year old child, the simple part was the break-up between the children but the extraordinary thing is what Doyle was trying to point out to us, the effect on the child...
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