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Zpeak Up Up itibaren Hüseyinli Köyü, 40060 Hüseyinli Köyü/Boztepe/Kırşehir, Türkiye itibaren Hüseyinli Köyü, 40060 Hüseyinli Köyü/Boztepe/Kırşehir, Türkiye

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Zpeak Up Up itibaren Hüseyinli Köyü, 40060 Hüseyinli Köyü/Boztepe/Kırşehir, Türkiye

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This book has intriguing descriptions of the brutality and confusion of life in Zimbabwe in the early 1980s. The main character, Robert Jacklin, is fictional but the author notes that he drew on life experience for the setting (an elite boarding school) if not the actual events that occur. That the book reads like a memoir is great in the beginning. The descriptions are rich and you feel Robert's confusion at having his life upturned when his family moves from England to Zimbabwe. You are muddling along with Robert trying to understand the politics, his dad's job, and who he should befriend at school. I would have been happy, though, if the story continued as a memoir and followed questions about Robert's parents and friends instead of the big drama at the end. It does give the story a very clear moral, but it left many of the characters one-dimensional. -Dawn