Bitter Chocolate

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Bitter Chocolate

Post by HEPZIBAH »

I've just read Bitter Chocolate by Sally Grindley.
No, it's not a book about the delights of eating good quality, high cocoa content chocolate. In fact it is far from it although it has made me think a bit more about where I get my chocolate from. But that is all by the by...

This is a book aimed at the younger readers - probably age 10+ - although I believe it should be read with some parental guidance. It would probably appeal to boys more than girls. It tells the story of Pascal a young Guinean boy and the horrors he has to face because of civil war and his ending up 'working' on a cocao plantation.

... One thing I'm not sure about is how well a young reader would cope with time/scene changes with some of the chapters. Even as an adult I had to double check a couple of times.

A moving and thought provoking book - and well worth reading. I shall look out for more books by this author.

For the teachers and parents of young children among us.

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it is what you do with what happens to you.
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Re: Bitter Chocolate

Post by Dusak »

Damn, after BENNU'S comment I thought it was going to be an exposa' on CE.
Life is your's to do with as you wish- do not let other's try to control it for you. Count Dusak- 1345.

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