Friday, 20 April 2018
What the Dickens?
Year 8 have begun reading 'Great Expectations' in English this term - for the vast majority, it's their first encounter with Charles Dickens's writing.
So what do our Year 8 BOOKClub members think about it?
Well, one of them loves it so much, she's getting her own copy to read ahead - with VERY strict instructions to keep spoilers firmly to herself of course!
The students are loving the characterisation of Pip, Mr Pumblechook, Mrs Joe and, of course, Miss Havisham: "She must smell!" - Yes, indeed she must! Yuck. But why does she want Pip to befriend Estella? Where's the story going?
Sorry - you'll have to wait to find out in class.