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Oh god. I have an essay due next week and one of the texts I can use - but don't have to - is Coram Boy. I went to order it but despite (actually because of) being twenty years older than the target audience I don't think I can cope with the subject matter at the beginning. I've been a wreck just reading blurbs and reviews. So I'm going to have to go for the other option - a sci fi thing called Mortal Engines - which probably doesn't fit the question as well. And it's a higher weighted essay. But. I don't want to read about killing babies. *wail*

Date: 2017-04-22 12:34 am (UTC)
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Mortal Engines is awesome (and unusually for non-specialised YA fiction has some positive LGBT mentions - which become stronger in the prequels)

Coram Boy is tough (i read it because my Parents live on a street named after Thomas Coram near to the site of the Foundling Hospital) but the graphic Baby-Killing is only at the beginning. If you can get past the horrible initial scenes it does get easier (while staying pretty absorbing)

Date: 2017-04-24 02:46 am (UTC)
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My YA exposure is non-existent (well, until it's made into a big Hollywood movie!), so I looked up 'Coram Boy'. It sounds dire. And they made it into a musical. A MUSICAL.

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