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Nov 04 2010

Mice by Gordon Reece

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Allen and Unwin; 2010.
(Suitable for Year 10-12) The first part of this novel is quite disturbing due to girls subversively bullying and harassing Shelley. When the truth becomes evident Shelley and her mother decided that it is best if they move from their comfortable lifestyle to a quiet life in the country. This was meant to be the plan however not all goes according to this plan.
This novel is about gaining strength and realizing that you cannot be a victim forever. But in order to have this strength, compromise and morals are called into question. The characters are well defined and the story is well written with the reader constantly questioning what is fair and just.
Wendy Rutten

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