The Book Boy

The Book Boy

Book - 2006
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Alice is 38 and can't read. It's a secret that the family never speak of as they are all ashamed. Then two things happen which make Alice realise that she must start out on her own brave journey. 'The Book Boy' is published in the 'Quick Reads' series, aimed at promoting reading to people with literacy difficulties.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2006.
ISBN: 9780747582113
0747582114
Characteristics: 94 p. --

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andreareads
Sep 02, 2011

She looked at her face again. She knew it so well she could hardly see it. She was very tired of it, too.

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andreareads
Sep 02, 2011

She make him feel that, if he was a fool, he was only a little fool.

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andreareads
Sep 02, 2011

Well, he was a bully and, like all bullies, he was weak really, weak underneath.

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Jan 29, 2014

really enjoyed this book. Couldn't help but cheer for quiet Alice and how she patiently and effectively befriended her son's friend who everyone thought was no good , to get what she wanted. And changed her life , her husband's and her self esteem in the process. Quiet ways are most times so much better than being a bully.

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