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Bog Child



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Author
Dowd, Siobhan
Descriptors
Archaeology
Decision Making
Families
First Love
IRA
Irish
Politics
Terrorism
Young Adult Fiction
Young Men
Location/Setting:
Northern Ireland
Time Period:
1980s
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Summary
In 1981 Northern Ireland, Fergus McCann is trying to study for his exams amidst the political conflict there. His older brother, in prison for his activities with the IRA, joins a hunger strike and to protect him, Fergus is blackmailed into smuggling possible explosives. Meanwhile, he and his uncle discover a body in the bog while digging peat; archaeologists are called in and the story of the bog child begins to haunt Fergus' dreams.
Critique
This is a beautifully written, moving novel that explores the moral choices that Fergus must make as he grows up in a conflicted world. The novel's pace and language make it a perfect choice for mature teens as well as adults.
ISBN
9780385751698
  iBistro
# of Pages
320
Published
2008
Formats
Young Adult
Reviewer's Initials: DO MA


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