Friday, 2 February 2018

The Edge - a Year 8 class novel

Sick of Harry Potter and all that fantasy nonsense?  Want a dose of gritty reality in your reading?  Well you've come to the right place.  

'The Edge' by Alan Gibbons certainly packs a punch with its protagonist, Danny, fighting to keep him and his mum safe.  

This novel has provoked a lot of discussion in class about the various issues it raises, and students have found the straight-forward character voices really engaging.  

But, as this isn't a BOOKClub book, we need to ask YOU what you thought of it.  

Did you enjoy the book?  
What was it that you liked or didn't like?  
Did you find the multiple narrative difficult to follow, or did it make it more exciting?  
And last, but not least, should we teach it to Year 8 again next year?  

Let us know in the comments below.  


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