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Violence 101 by Denis Wright
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May 29, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: youngadultfiction
Read in May, 2011

First-time novel for NZ teacher and writer, I read this for a panel on violence in YA literature I chaired at the 2011 Reading Matters conference in Melbourne. It's a fascinating insight into the mind of a highly intelligent teenage boy with a deep reverence—and proclivity—for violence. Wright revealed during the panel that his (NZ?) publisher felt his ending was too bleak and required changes, and that he is not happy with the revised ending. Wright is working on a sequel, which I'll be really interested to read, as he's clearly a writer of some insight and power.
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Nomes i'll be interested to read the sequel as well.

i wish i could read the (original) alternate ending.

i had a couple of probs with the climax more than the ending ~ but i still loved it :D

(also ~ so wish i could have come to RM11! maybe i will get there in '13)

Shirley Marr A sequel? Clappity-clap! Thanks for the scoop Judith! Now curious to know how old Hamish will be in the sequel.

Nomes - after reading the write-ups for RM11, I would LOVE to go to RM13!

Judith 2 years older, from memory, Shirley.

Shirley Marr thanks Judith. I wait with baited breath :)

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