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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (May 7 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140340165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140340167
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.9 x 18 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 118 g
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From School Library Journal

This intriguing story, with a clever historical tie-in, sustains suspense throughout. Tim finds an old portrait of a man who bears a strong resemblance to himself, and learns that it is a drawing of an anonymous "wicked man" who seduced an innocent young barmaid--Tim's great-great-great-great grandmother. The climax to this complex tale comes when Tim's class goes on a field trip to the Yorkshire moors, land of the Brontes. During a life-threatening storm, Tim and some friends are rescued by a shadowy figure whom they follow to safety--the ghost of Branwell Bronte, the wicked man of his grandmother's story. Later Tim realizes that he has been following Branwell's path to despair and resolves to turn his life around. Tim, often his own worst enemy, will gain readers' interest and sympathy. The book contains a manageable number of British expressions and unfamiliar slang, but the main difficulty is in the frequent shifts in point of view, especially early in the story. Tim is given to Walter Mitty-type reveries that comprise entire chapters. Branwell Bronte also has a voice, but his first-person, formal narration is easier to distinguish than Tim's third-person narration. The constant shifts in time and the changes from Tim's real world to his fantasy one may put off many readers. Still, the book will be rewarding to readers willing to exert a little extra effort, for it's a first-rate story, and something different from run-of-the-mill problem novels. --Bruce Anne Shook, Mendenhall Middle School, Greensboro, NC
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Adolescent trying to figure out his place in life June 28 2001
By Valerie Lockhart - Published on
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The main character, a young boy, is having a hard time with life. His sister is an over-achiever, and he doesn't really like school, so living up to peoples' expectations has always presented conflicts in his life. He experiments with drugs and alcohol like many teenagers today. He starts hanging around people who aren't good influences, and it has a big effect on his life and the decisions he was making at that point in time. It's a pretty good book, and I think there are many people who could identify with it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book about a boy trying to find his identity July 3 2001
By Valerie Lockhart - Published on
Format: Library Binding
This was a good book about an adolescent dealing with the pressures of life, and being a teenager. He faced many obstacles, and was forced to make many decisions, and he learned a lot from them. He had a great character, and it was fun to read about him.

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