jueves, 27 de octubre de 2011

The Snake Pit by Donna L. Dillon

The Snake Pit by Donna L. Dillon

Reviewed by Alex Canton-Dutari
Bullying has become a very up-to-date subject, and herein the merit of reading this book.
Nevertheless, I found some difficulties with all the characters telling their side of the story in the first person. Adults and teenagers express themselves pretty much at the same level of language. Maintaining believability is very difficult when writing a story in the first person.
My opinion is that this book would improve if some dialogue is included, which may compensate for what was described above.
As a former victim of high-school bullying, I have come to understand –not condone- it through Darwin’s “survival of the fittest.” Even among my bird breeding experience I have noticed that the weakest tend to be shunned and even killed by the flock. Though they do not have an advanced cerebral cortex as us humans do; that would make things different… or not?