New Boy

New Boy

Book - 2017
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Starting his fifth school in five years, Osei Kokote, a diplomat's son, hoping to survive his first day becomes friends with Dee, the most popular girl in school, but Ian is determined to destroy the budding friendship.
Publisher: London ; New York : Hogarth , [2017]
Edition: First United States edition
ISBN: 9780553447637
Characteristics: 204 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Othello
Call Number: CHEVALIER, T


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Sep 05, 2019

Othello distilled onto the middle-school playground! A tale of love and jealousy, and bullying and racism, the essence of human emotions being manipulated and running amok. Very entertaining, down to the strawberry pencil-box...

Oct 29, 2018

Interesting rewriting of Othello. The new twists in the plot are welcome: you may think you know how it will end, but you nevertheless are surprised.

Apr 09, 2018

This is fine writing about a truly terrible thing. Chevalier has done a great job of transitioning to a young-adult audience, but all will learn something from this book. The end is shocking.

Jul 28, 2017

Influenced by Shakespeare's Othello, this is a modern take and an enjoyable read. Characters are well developed and the themes and plot are relevant and believable. Chevalier has even incorporated the pace of events at a similar speed as the play. The ending makes you think too! I would highly recommend it.

Jun 07, 2017

My motivation in reading "New Boy," is that I read anything that Tracy Chevalier writes. Her writing is very clear and clean. Not having read Othello, I don't know how closely it tracks with it. I am amazed at how much happened in the span of a day. Bullying is a concern in 2017 and this book is worth a read just to see how early in a child's life that can occur.

The time, 1974, and setting, Washington D.C., is also timely. With some comparing Nixon to Trump, tempers are high now too. See page 156.

tanner Jun 01, 2017

Devastating - the ultimate of tragedies. In true Shakepearean style : love, betrayal, pain and anguish.


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