Title: Bog Child
Author: Siobhan Dowd
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.