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Posted April 1, 2003
'The Rotters Club' a book worth preserving
'The Rotters Club' could have been a melancholy tale of tradegy and the hardships of growing up, but Jonathan Coe makes sure the story leaves the reader with much more than sadness: hope, wistfulness, and probably still chuckling from the class clown's hilarious newspaper editorials and other funny moments scattered through the compelling book. Through a few central, and very different, characters (from a quiet dreamer to the star athlete who happens to be one of the only black kids in the school), the author turns the book into an ecclectic story ran by narratives, newspaper excerpts, speeches, and story telling. When the reader closes the book in the end, there is hope that remains, and a little regret, too, that the story has already drawn to a close.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.