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Children of the Dust by Louise Lawrence
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Jun 09, 2011

really liked it

I read this originally when I was in Year 10 and remember complaining to my English teacher that it was making me depressed. Nevertheless, it had such a huge impact on me at 15 years old and I remember just wanting to be better and do better. I would love to reread this book if I could find it and see what my reaction to it is now. I remember that the writing was very profound and that the description of setting and characters was detailed. I think the reason it had such a huge impact on me was the closeness in age between myself and Sarah, and I know other students in my class felt the same. However, I think that it is a very important book for teens to read and one which she continue to circulate through the education system. I think from a teacher's perspective though a little more support and discussion of the book and its themes with my teacher would have made me feel more settled while reading it.
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