New Boy (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Tracy Chevalier

Won this book, hopefully, this book is good because normally I don’t read these types of books!

New Boy (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Tracy Chevalier

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William Shakespeare’s Othello Retold as New Boy Arriving at his fifth school in as many years, diplomatโ€™s son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day โ€“ so heโ€™s lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student canโ€™t stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl. By the end of the day, the school and its key players โ€“ teachers and pupils alike โ€“ will never be the same again. The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970s suburban Washington schoolyard, where kids fall in and out of love with each other before lunchtime, and practice a casual racism picked up from their parents and teachers. Peeking over the shoulders of four 11-year-olds โ€“ Osei, Dee, Ian, and his reluctant โ€˜girlfriendโ€™ Mimi โ€“ Tracy Chevalier’s powerful drama of friends torn apart by jealousy, bullying and betrayal will leave you reeling.

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