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The Borribles by Michael de Larrabeiti
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Mar 20, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: own
Recommended to Megan by: The book Inkheart
Recommended for: Jess, Marlee,, maybe Beth?
Read in March, 2009

I'm giving this a 5 because it's so unlike any other kid/YA book I've read before. The Borribles are a cross between the "sinners" in Pinnochio and Peter Pan. They are runaways who cheat, lie, and steal, but they will never turn into adults unless they are captured by an adult and their ears are clipped. The book is pretty violent, with some grisly death scenes that made me wince a little. However, the Borribles do have a code that they live by and are loyal to the death to their friends. Anyway, I recommend this book if you like YA books that are a little gritty. They're also pretty old, written in the 70s, but besides the horse-drawn carts (were those really around in London in the 70s?), there's not much to tell them apart from a novel written today.
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