A spellbinding journey of teen self discovery set against the backdrop of conflict

Title: Bog Child

Author: Siobhan Dowdbogchild.png

Link: http://amzn.to/1XGzwBO

Suitable KS/Age/Year: Year 9 (mature)

Key themes: political conflict (N.Ireland), prejudice, adolescence, life choices, friendship, loyalty, sacrifice.

Teaching ideas: exploring narrative styles; visual representations of experience as stimulus for writing; report/article writing; rewriting events from perspective of different characters; drama activities (such as thought tracking).

Challenges: mature themes (sex); lengthy.

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