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BOOK REVIEW of LAST DAYS AT FORCADOS HIGH SCHOOL by A. H. Mohammed

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Last Days At Forcados High School by A.H Mohammed

A funny and brutally honest story about tolerance, self-discovery, family, friendship and life on the brink of adulthood.

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Kindle Edition, 95 pages
Published November 20th 2013 by Cassava Republic Press and Worldreader.

 

Book review

by

Rasheedah Musa Muhammad.

This novel is centred around teenagehood,self discovery, misunderstandings, tolerance and determination.

Jimi Solade is the brightest student of St. Forcados High School with good looks and brain, Jimi Solade commands attention among his peers but back home he faces difficulties that almost jeorpadize his academics.

  Jimi’s rebellious brother Wole who ran away from home and ended up with bad companies was always getting Jimi into trouble.

   Efua Coker,the beautiful and mysterious girl that joined St Forcados in SS3,  has a strong resentment towards the opposite gender. She doesn’t think that Men or boys have any good, Being a product of a broken home and a victim of an abusive stepfather. Efua has experienced rejection from her own mother, friends and teachers from her former school.
Her misinterpreted relationship with Ms. Novi the Corper led to more misconception about her personality.

The Artistic Ansa, Jimi’s best friend is under pressure from his mother to do away with his passion for Arts and concentrate in his studies,as artistes will amount to nothing.

The devouted Nene,Jimi’s best female friend who struggles with her self confidence and self esteem and so many other interesting characters.

The novel highlighted some adolescence challenges and perseverance in the face of adversity.
Last Days at Forcados High School is a simple and didatic novel.
A must read for teenagers.

Rasheeda

Books are my dearest companion in my alone days. And they will always be.

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