Christine Boal

Written by Christine Boal

Christine is a librarian in an Edinburgh school. In between running CPD courses, supporting English classes, organising testing and delivering certificate courses, Christine still finds time to read. She keeps up to date with teenage fiction and looks for books that have both an interesting subject matter for students and ones which will stretch their comprehension, vocabulary and sentencing skills. Golf and hillwalking also get squeezed in.

“I think the book is Orange”

As might be expected, I am a member of a Book Group. Imagine my surprise at our last meeting when I found out that it was my turn to recommend the next book. My mind went blank but then I remembered the book I had recently bought, on the recommendation of a friend. Unfortunately all I could remember was the type of book it was and the colour of the cover – orange. Although surprised some of my fellow book group members seemed relieved that ‘even I’ sometimes forgot all the bibliographic details of a book and could only remember the colour – must be visual learners.

I did eventually find out the full deatils for everyone, “The Whisperer” by Donato Carrisi. It is a psychological thriller which starts with the discovery of the left arms of 6 young girls, however the authorities only know about 5 missing children. I read a lot of crime novels but this has to be one of the best. The plot keeps you turning page after page and I certainly did not guess the final twists in this gripping story. It investigates a very dark side of our society and although some people have criticised the fact that the book does not give an exact setting I think that the generality of the setting adds to the global nature of the problem child abduction and cruelty.

I look forward to our next book group meeting to find out how many others enjoyed my ‘orange’ book and maybe we’ll have a go at his next book “The Lost Girls of Rome” when it comes out in the summer – sorry folks not sure of the colour of the cover.

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2 Responses to “I think the book is Orange”

  1. Fake Oakleys says:

    Hi! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

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