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Kit's Wilderness by David Almond
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Oct 03, 11

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Kit's Wilderness is a fictional book about Kit and his relationship with the boy John Askew and with Kit's grandfather when Kit moves to the mining town Stoneygate. I was surprised when I saw the ratings for this book because I really loved the book and easily gave it a 5. I thought the book explored a side of bleak literature while still maintaining a realistic stance on bleakness in life by including happiness and hope within the work. Although I admit that some of the scenes with the ghosts were unrealistic, I thought the characters themselves were realistically portrayed and were well-developed. I was particularly intrigued by John Askew and what motivated him. I think the novel effectively portrays the importance of heritage as Kit begins to better understand where he comes from. It also explores the power and importance of art and literature. I would absolutely recommend this novel to young adult readers and older readers as well.
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