Review: Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd

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Guardian Review - Meg Rosoff reviews Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd

One of the joys of this book is its willingness to confront big themes. Within a fast-paced drama that any 14-year-old can enjoy, Bog Child explores political conflict, personal heroism, human frailty, love and death. As a writer, Dowd appears to be incapable of a jarring phrase or a lazy metaphor. Her sentences sing; each note resonates with an urgent humanity of the sort that cannot be faked. Bog Child sparkles with optimism and a deep passion for living. Love falls from it in particles, like snow. MEG ROSOFF, Guardian Review

The Siobhan Dowd Trust will be launched on Wednesday, and aims to help disadvantaged children improve their reading and writing skills: details at

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