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No Ordinary Day by Deborah Ellis
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Feb 29, 2012

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bookshelves: disabled-interests, female-characters, j-books, medicine, 5-6-fiction, fiction
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Ellis doesn't try hard to cover her message in any subtlety. She beats you over the head with her message. She seems to have two themes going here: 1of the intrinsic value of education and how ignorance leads to horror of people with medical problems (the lleper victims are commonly considered monsters) which seems to be a less important theme and that Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease is still very much around and vicious. Her main character is a resilient pretty happy girl, until she gets exposed to a world of cleanliness and kindness that she never knew existed. First she rejects that doctor and world then she needs to decide whether to accept it or not.

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