Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Review of The Wall

Title: The Wall
Author: William Sutcliffe

Joshua lives with his mother and step-father in Amarias, an isolated town, where all the houses are brand new. Amarias is surrounded by a high wall, guarded by soldiers, which can only be crossed through a heavily fortified checkpoint. Joshua has been taught that the Wall is the only thing keeping his people safe from a brutal and unforgiving enemy.

One day, Joshua stumbles across a tunnel that leads underneath the Wall. The chance to catch a glimpse of life on the other side of The Wall is too tempting to resist. He's heard plenty of stories about the other side, but nothing has prepared him for what he finds . . .

Set in a tense reality closely mirroring Israel's West bank, this deeply affecting parable of a boy who undertakes a short journey to another world lingers long after completion

(Taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

This was another of the Carnegie books. In short I hated this book. I just couldn't get into it. 

I don't really know the story line or plot as I was just skimming and skipping pages. I just found it to be endless pages of waffle that didn't really mean anything. I read to about page 20, then skipped a bit, then read another bit and skipped. It didn't matter where I was in the book, I just couldn't get into it. I didn't finish it and I would not recommend it.

For me, the blurb didn't excite me either, I'd heard it was quite a boring book and yes, it was boring! I found that I didn't want to read because I knew it would mean reading this. 

I wouldn't recommend this book but give it a try nonetheless if you have nothing else to read. I think it's the type of book that's like marmite, you either love it, or you hate it. I hated it!!

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