by Sheila N., September 28, 2009 11:40 AM
Eighteen-year-old Fergus would give anything to escape the violence and hopelessness of his situation in Ireland. But for a young man with familial ties to the IRA, this is a hard thing to do. His life becomes even more complicated when, while stealing peat, he discovers the 200-year-old remains of a child in a bog. Complex, compelling, and challenging, Bog Child makes for a thought-provoking read. Winner of the 2009 Carnegie Medal, this novel is recommended for readers in grades eight through eleven.