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    EBOOK New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier This is the modern reimagining in the Hogarth Shakespeare series of the dark psychological play Othello It is transferred to the 1970s and set amongst 6th graders and teachers in a elementary school in a suburb of Washington DC It works surprisingly well and the action takes place over the period of a day The heavy and raw emotions of an ince

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    EBOOK New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier Osei Kokote is a diplomats son who has changed school multiple times and has recently moved again As the new boy in school in a Washington suburb in the 1970s and the only black student he is unsure of his place at the beginning of th

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    EBOOK New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier Tracy Chevalier’s New Boy is a bravely re imagined work of Hogarth Shakespearean fiction Reset in the 1970s on an elementary school playground Othello’s racial tensions and treachery are re imagined here in a uniue new format When Osei ar

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    EBOOK New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier New Boy is a very tightly wound compact retelling of Othello that retains the original's exploration of love and betrayal racism strength and weakness but transforms the situation to an elementary school and setting the conf

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    Summary New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier EBOOK New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier Tracy Chevalier Ç 2 Download Chevalier takes on Othello in this latest entry from the Hogarth Shakespeare series The third I have read and am enjoying the different takes the authors are writing to modernize these classics She sets Othello in a grade school in Washington DC and the story takes place all in a day The students are now in sixth grade ha

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    EBOOK New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier Tracy Chevalier Ç 2 Download Summary New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier The Hogarth Shakespeare series has brought us a mixed bunch of novelisations to date some excellent My Name is Shylock Hag Seed some so so Vinegar Girl and this which just didn't work for me at all Chevalier transfers Othello to an Am

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    EBOOK New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier I will be honest here and say that while I knew the rough story of Othello I have never read it or seen it so I chose to read this book from the synopsis rather than the Shakespearean connectionThe story is set in Washington in the 70’s th

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    Tracy Chevalier Ç 2 Download EBOOK New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier Received an ARC from Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for a fair reviewTracy Chevalier hit the right notes in this retelling of Othello New Boy is a perfect depiction of how a day or two in the life of a child can feel like an eternity This story was beautifully told and it reinvigorated some of that painful nostalgia inside me that I had forgotten about Chevalier remembers exactly what it was like to be a child trying to n

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    EBOOK New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç Tracy Chevalier Summary New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier My third in this series of Shakespearean rewrites but sadly I did not enjoy it as much as either Hag Seed or Vinegar GirlNew Boy is based on Othello and many of the similarities were obvious but I thought the author's idea of placing the action in a 1970's elementary school in the USA was problematic at least for me I really feel

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    EBOOK New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier Summary New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier This is a powerful and poignant retelling of Shakespeare's Othello I read the original and its modern predecesso

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Read & download ¶ New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier 102 From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring comes the fifth installment in the Hogarth Shakespeare series a modern retelling of Othello set in a suburban schoolyardArriving at his fifth school in as many years a diplomat's son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day so he's lucky to hit it off with. Osei Kokote is a diplomats son who has changed school multiple times and has recently moved again As the new boy in school in a Washington suburb in the 1970s and the only black student he is unsure of his place at the beginning of the story Many of the students are unsure of how to behave around him except Dee who is immediately drawn to him Dee is one of the most popular girls in school and all the other kids take note of the budding relationship between Dee and Osei Osei further cements his new status by doing well in a softball game which makes him friends with another popular kid Ian the schoolyard bully doesn t like how uickly Osei is accepted and resents the respect Osei gets and sets out to ruin his relationship with DeeI haven t read Othello and I only have a vague idea about what happens in it so I can t really compare this to the original I ve seen a lot of people s reviews saying it s not as good and so maybe I enjoyed the book much because I haven t read Othello I also want to say I m not black so I don t think I can really say how accurate the portrayal of racism was There were some things I could relate to because I am still considered a minority but each minority comes with its own sets of stereotypes and which leads to difference in the way you re treated so I don t want to speak over anyone who wants to say it isn t consistent with their experience I did think some of it matched up with my own experience though especially the roundabout ways in which people went about expressing their prejudice I think the biggest problem with the book is that all the events are supposed to happen in one day and so it felt a little unbelievable that so much would change in the course of a school day Personally when I went to school most of the day was spent in class so I don t see how so much could happen but the kids in the book do seem to get free time outside of their lunch period Also I think the maturity attributed to the kids was a little iffy because they are 11 and I don t think 11 year olds can plan ahead in such a calculated manner as Ian did Children tend not to be as good with plan and executive function so I had a hard time believing he was so calculating and self aware of his manipulation If it had seemed like he was just doing things without really thinking through it in such a logical way because of reinforcement from the past for his manipulation then I might have found it believable I also don t know about the sexual aspect of Ian pressing himself up against Mimi I do get that around this age kids start to become sexualized but I don t think they ve left the kissing phase to jump to other things yet I also thought that the ending was a little rushed especially when view spoiler Osei calls her a whore and Dee runs home It just felt slightly out of character from the way Osei was presented as being for him to just take Ian s word and not even ask Dee about it hide spoiler

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Read & download ¶ New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier 102 Dee the most popular girl in school But one student can't stand to witness this budding relationship Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl By the end of the day the school and its key players teachers and pupils alike will never be the same again The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970's suburban Washington. The Hogarth Shakespeare series has brought us a mixed bunch of novelisations to date some excellent My Name is Shylock Hag Seed some so so Vinegar Girl and this which just didn t work for me at all Chevalier transfers Othello to an American elementary school in 1970s Washington and makes all the characters 11 year olds yep 11 In some ways this sticks uite closely to the play in terms of the plot and characters details O is Othello Dee is Desdemona the racist teacher Mr Brabant is Brabantio the school bully Ian is Iago the handkerchief is a strawberry pencil case but it misses the spirit of the play by a long way and cramming all the events into a single day compounds the sheer unbelievability of the whole thing Making the characters children and given that this is the 1970s they re likely to be immature than today s 11 year olds means that their thoughts and actions don t have psychological verisimilitude I couldn t believe for a second that Mimi Emilia can say to O Othello I used it to get him to break up with me Otherwise I would always be under his power and I couldn t stand that or that O himself at 11 can think this about his sister She was fifteen years old wasn t that too young to become a radical or that Mimi again can be this insightful and knowing about sex For a moment Mimi thought of the feeling of flying around the flagpole and of Ian pushing into her with his tongue and hips which she thought she would not like but did surprised to find her body responding like a light being switched on But she could not have someone like Ian turning on that light Making O the eponymous new boy upsets the way that Othello is the Moor of Venice already both an insider and outsider when the play opens and the fact that he has a family complete with a Black Power saluting sister erases his status as a loner with a wavering sense of self identity The book also makes Dee the archetypal good girl to Dee it made him the kind of teacher you always obeyed the teacher you impressed if you could the way she felt about her own father whom she wanted to please the original Desdemona of course has disobeyed her father in the opening lines of the play by eloping with Othello This novel consistently over simplifies characters and issues which are nicely complicated in the play The ending is particularly jarring Mimi is some kind of a head achey clairvoyant so has intimations the events have happened before view spoiler and ends up paralysed we think after Ian pulls her off a climbing frame while Dee simply leaves the scene never to be heard of again intimations that she s gone to kill herself in response to the mean stories spread about her in the playground hide spoiler

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Read & download ¶ New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier 102 Schoolyard where kids fall in and out of love with each other before lunchtime and practice a casual racism picked up from their parents and teachers Peeking over the shoulders of four 11 year olds Osei Dee Ian and his reluctant girlfriend Mimi Tracy Chevalier's powerful drama of friends torn apart by jealousy bullying and betrayal will leave you reeling. My third in this series of Shakespearean rewrites but sadly I did not enjoy it as much as either Hag Seed or Vinegar GirlNew Boy is based on Othello and many of the similarities were obvious but I thought the author s idea of placing the action in a 1970 s elementary school in the USA was problematic at least for me I really feel that eleven year old children in 1970 were not so street smart or so sexualised I am sure they may have ostracised the single non white child in the school but the havoc this child wreaks in one simple six hour school day is nonsensicalThe idea was good the writing is good but the setting is wrong and the time span far too short Even for a Young Adult audience the age group of the characters is too youngOops Sorry did not mean to be so critical Let s just say this book did not do it for me but I notice that many other people liked it very much

  • ebook
  • 192
  • New Boy Author Tracy Chevalier
  • Tracy Chevalier
  • English
  • 12 February 2020
  • 9781473520370