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Bog Child

Dowd, Siobhan

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Bog Child
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In 1981, the height of Ireland's "Troubles," eighteen-year-old Fergus is distracted from his upcoming A-level exams by his imprisoned brother's hunger strike, the stress of being a courier for Sinn Fein, and dreams of a murdered girl whose body he discovered in a bog.
Publisher: Oxford, [UK] : New York, NY : David Fickling Books, 2008
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780385751704
9780385751698
Branch Call Number: DOWD S
PZ7.D7538 Bog 2008
Characteristics: 321 p. ; 22 cm

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"Set in Ireland during "the troubles" of the 1980s, this moody and suspenseful novel opens with 18-year-old Fergus finding a small corpse buried in a peat bog (where he was digging up peat for his uncle to sell as fuel). Soon the bog is swarming with archaeologists, and Fergus ponders the mystery of his find while trying to study for the exams to get into medical school - and avoid becoming embroiled in the IRA. Beautifully written, powerful, and occasionally painful to read, this coming-of-age novel gives readers a strong sense of life in Ireland during the time depicted." March 2013 Teen Scene Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=608130

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