Monday, 2 February 2015

Book Review | Out of Bounds by Beverley Naidoo

We are the young people, We will not be broken
For almost fifty years, apartheid forced the young people of South Africa to live apart as Blacks, Whites, Indians, and "Coloreds." This unique and dramatic collection of stories--by native South African and Carnegie Medalist Beverley Naidoo--is about young people's choices in a beautiful country made ugly by injustice. Each story is set in a different decade during the turbulent years from 1948 to 2000, and portrays powerful fictional characters who are caught up in very real and often disturbing events.

The collection of stories in this book, were hard hitting, touching and written with a great amount of emotion. I was pulled into each story, and really enjoyed reading them all.
It was definitely an interesting concept, having stories through the generations, and despite each story being short, it never felt as though it wasn't being developed well enough. Each story had it's own voice, and was really well done.
I would say that some stories grabbed me a little more than others, and that's the only reason the book as a whole didn't receive top rating from me.
This collection of stories, is truly a wonderful read and I would highly recommend it.

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