The Godless Boys by Naomi Wood

About the book

Imagine an alternative England, where the Church controls the country and non-believers have been exiled to a remote island.

On the Island, a fierce group of boys patrols the community, searching for signs of faith and punishing any believers. When a new girl appears, arriving from the mainland to search for her long-lost mother, the gang is split: one boy falls in love with her, another seeks violent revenge. The struggle between them will change everything.

 

Reviewed by Rucstall Mums

We didn’t like the style it was written in – the description of the book didn’t match our experience. The majority didn’t complete it L

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Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

About the book

A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. Greene’s gripping thriller, exposes a world of loneliness and fear, of life lived on the ‘dangerous edge of things’.

Reviewed by Novel Ideas

“Well written with an excellent atmosphere. It certainly got people talking about the past. Enjoyable.

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