Thursday, January 03, 2013
85. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Teenage Matilda lives in Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea during a civil war in the 1990s. New Zealander, and sole white on the island, Mr Watts assumes the role of teacher and reads Great Expectations to Matilda and her classmates. Getting lost in Dicken's London and Pip's life experiences helps the youngsters to cope with the violence and depredation going on around them.