See Ya Simon

October 4, 2009

 David Hill has a gift for creating believable characters and writing about sad or difficult situations in a matter of fact way.

See Ya, Simon is the story of a teenager with muscular told by one of his friends. It is sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but never mawkish, sensitive but not sentimental. It’s not a conventional happily-ever-after story, but it isn’t depressing either.

It is one of the books I re-read at least once a year and each time I read it I get more from it.

You can read more about Hill here.

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Post 4 in the post a day for New Zealand Book Month challenge.

Deborah who has also accepted the challenge at In A Strange Land has posted on Sea Secrets by Dawn McMillan, Illustrated by Julia Crouth.


Tuesday’s answers

June 30, 2009

Monday’s questions were:

1. What is the morse code  for SOS?

2. What the the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell named?

3. Who said: “In my view the welfare state was not conceived for the middle class and yet it is increasingly captured by them.”?

4. Who wrote See Ya Simon?

5.  Where is this World Heritage site, which is , from memory but open to correction,  the southernmost  northern most date palm grove in the World?

palms

At time of writing (9am) no-one has got all five answers but that’s because 3 was hard and I got my directions mixed up with 5 – it’s northern most not southern.

I offer an electronic posey to all who tried by way of apology.

Tuesday’s answers follow the break:

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Monday’s quiz – corrected

June 29, 2009

1. What is the morse code  for SOS?

2. What was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell named?

3. Who said: “In my view the welfare state was not conceived for the middle class and yet it is increasingly captured by them.”?

4. Who wrote See Ya Simon?

5. Where is this World Heritage site, which is , from memory but open to correction,  the southernmost northern most date palm grove in the World?

palms


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