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Thoughts on Symbolism || The Catcher in the Rye

Maybe Allie’s baseball mitt is “the catcher in the rye” for Holden? The mitt is an object that represents human connection (no matter how immortalised) and this connection is particularly powerful when it comes to death. Does the mitt stop Holden from falling off the cliff? Throughout the narrative, are the fleeting...

All That I Am || Summary and Review

All that I Am by Anna Funder   Genre: Historical fiction   All That I Amby Anna Funder is a powerful story of resistance against the horror of N*zism. Based on the true story of Ruth Blatt, the novel explores the strength and vulnerability of humanity in a way both beautiful and tragic. The...

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The Nameless Town

Ever since I first read the Book Thief, it has remained one of my favourite books. This is the story of an apprentice grave digger, from whom Liesel steals "a black book with silver words."

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If Stories are True

  High in a tower room, sundial to the city a cry ravaged the stone. Through the window, that threatened a fall of thirty yards, a man could be seen leaping like a dancer in comical rage. Jack was not amused. Moments before, he had penned the last word of ‘The...

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