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Read & download Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Tracy ChevalierThis is the modern eimagining in the Hogarth Shakespeare series of the dark psychological play Othello It is transferred to the 1970s and set amongst 6th graders and teachers in a elementary school in a suburb of Washington DC It Works Surprisingly DC It works surprisingly and the action takes place over the period of a day The heavy and aw emotions of an incendiary jealousy bent on destruction age envy insecurity and Finding Caruso resentment fits well into the school playground where the smallest of incidents gets blown up into mammoth proportions The importance attached to in crowds and popularityesonate with school kids and underline its insidious malevolence in the school milieuOsei is black a Ghanian diplomat s son and the eponymous new boy who understands the need for friends to fit in into the all white school There is blatant presence of a casual Fat Lives racism coming from teachers and children Rising above all that and seeking to understand is the bright pretty and popular Dee who befriends Osei along with Casper This puts the cat among the pigeons as the old social order perceives itself to be threatened personified by the manipulative and jealous Ian chiefuler of the playground using fear and bullying as his means to establish his top dog position Ian has no intention of letting things stand as they are between the star crossed lovers Unlike Othello we get glimpses of the sweet and tender Số phận chú bé đánh trống relationship between Osei and Dee Ian iseduced to a vindictive petty and smaller character in the greater scheme of things than the central larger than life Iago envisioned in Othello We all know where the action is inexorably heading lending dread to the narrative for the A Southern Moderate in Radical Times: Henry Washington Hilliard, 1808-1892 readerThis novel speaks volumes withegards to the issue of ace in contemporary politics and society Osei is the outsider whose treatment bears distinctly uncomfortable parallels with the experience of black people and migrants today The schoolyard is but a micro stage of the larger national and international stage inhabited
By Adults Tracy Chevalier S Reworking Ofadults Tracy Chevalier s eworking of does not by any means work perfectly Nevertheless the setting is a success the time frame perhaps less so I found this a uick absorbing compelling and entertaining Tagebuch read Highlyecommended and a great way to get young people into Shakespeare Thanks to Random House Vintage for an ARC Tracy Chevalier s New Boy is a bravely e imagined work of Hogarth Shakespearean fiction Reset in the 1970s on an elementary school playground Othello s acial tensions and treachery are
Re Imagined Here In A Uniue Newimagined here in a uniue new When Osei arrives at his fourth school in as many cities he is suarely familiar with not only the sensation of being the new boy but of being the only black boy as well A product of an educated diplomatic Ghanaian family he is bright and sharply intelligent He knows what to expect in this all white atmosphere that he has once again been implanted into but to his surprise becomes friends with the Golden Girl of the sixth grade class on his very first day Yet when jealousies and tempers flare the prejudice toward the school s lone black student propelling hateful words and malicious deeds forward the students lives are forever changed in this one day at schoolAdmittedly this is a highly imaginative setting for these characters yet I can t eally imagine this novel as an adult ead With. From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring comes the fifth installment in the Hogarth Shakespeare series a modern Access to English. Test pack 4 retelling of Othello set in a suburban schoolyardArriving at his fifth school in as many years a diplomat's son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day so he's lucky to hit it off with. That being said I am grading it as high brow YA in the similar vein of vocabulary and maturity as Ransom Riggs Peculiar Children series Here I enjoyed the witty wink toward the original with Chevalier s use of derivatives of the original characters names Othello became Osei Desdemona became Dee Iago became Ian and so forth William Shakespeare s Othello has long been one of my absolute favorites of his works what can I say I m partial to his tragedies Tracy Chevalier s adaptation of it is a work of short literary form under 200 pages thatead uickly but not necessarily immersively For the majority of the ead I felt that I was sitting on the surface of it all the contrived situations and melodramatic plot fitting for YA I suppose but wasn t immersive for me as an adult eader until the last fifth or so of the novel There the plot picked up speed and the threads of action began to pull together As a YA Hoffnung Mensch read Tracy Chevalier s New Boy functions as aelatable lesson teaching book with easily identifiable characters the new kid the mean kid the popular boy the skanky girl the sidekick and the weird girl All of the typical players you d need for a playground drama exist here and that makes this a great Read For Middle Schoolers for middle schoolers early high schoolers Also the subject matter and the way that Chevalier tackles it here is also expertly handled for that age group where it will ead as not only elatable but shocking simultaneouslyHoweverI definitely had some issues with this ead which is part of the eason why I just can t label it as adult fiction and why I could not give it a higher atingview spoiler1 The drama turned to melodrama pretty uickly because of the unlikeliness
*of this plot *this plot Of course we can argue that Shakespeare often gravitated toward the melodramatic his plays were for theater after all but New Boy was often delivered as a string of events that all culminated into the ending ather than a plausible story line that I could get behind hide spoiler Chevalier takes on Othello in this latest entry from the Hogarth Shakespeare series The third I have ead and am enjoying the different takes the authors are writing to modernize these classics She sets Othello in a grade school in Washington DC and the story takes place all in a day The students are now in sixth grade have known each other for years statuses clearly defined top of the heap before moving onto Middle schhol and starting at the bottom White and privileged and inot this grouping comes a new student a black boy called OA interesting concept and certainly one can see why this would be an enticing setting I found though the concept almost two obvious one can see where this is headed all the way I felt this became about acial prejudice especially from the
Teachers Who Have Verywho have very notions of the trouble this student will cause than a ecounting or eformatting of Othello Though the author does throw in some familiar bits to keep the connection alive strawberries for one and the mention of Ian playing Puck in the students production of Midsummers night dream Ian of course being the bully of the piece as far as the children go but this also presented a problem In my experience bullies at that age terrorize pick on and steal from those younger than themselves what I uestion is Ian s ability to plan and manipulat. Dee the most popular girl in school But one student can't stand to witness this budding elationship Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl By the end of the day the school and its key players teachers and pupils alike will never be the same again The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970's suburban Washington. E as he does here So as a story I liked this but as a connection to Othello felt it was tenuous at best and maybe had its own agenda I will be honest here and say that while I knew the ough story of Othello I have never Jeden výdych koňa read it or seen it so I chose toead this book from the synopsis ather than the Shakespearean connectionThe story is set in Washington in the 70 s the focus of the book is a Ghanaian diplomat s son called Osei It s his first day at a new school and the story takes place on that one day The main focus is on a group of students Osei Dee Mimi Blanca Casper and Ian There is
Also Focus On The Hideous Teacher Mrfocus on the hideous teacher Mr and his colleague Miss Lode who mostly is a uiet and pliable characterIan is an awful child he is the school bully a manipulative acist who takes pleasure in belittling others and is always looking for an opportunity to take advantage of a situation and if he can make others lives a misery while he s at it then that s all the better When Osei joins the school that Ian has worked hard to manipulate to his will and catches the eye of the popular Dee Ian senses a shift in the balance of the carefully manipulated school playground hierarchy and sets out to make Osei the outcast The children seem to have an automatic assumption about black people that they have picked up from their openly acist parents and teachers Osei entered the school assuming that his colour would be the greatest issue and in some ways the acism plays a large part in the story but the acist undercurrent aids Ian s cruel pursuits too He is not about to have his hard work undone by the new black boy in his school I found this story disturbing
and found myself absolutely furious at times especially at Mr BrabantThis wasn t a comfortable eadfound myself absolutely furious at times especially at Mr BrabantThis wasn t a comfortable Luftwaffe Fighters 1945 (Topcolors) read it was intense and is very well written It iselevant to current times because it is updated and elatable to what sadly is still an issue The use of the playground setting was genius I would definitely ecommend this book it may not be a would definitely ecommend this book it may not be a ead but it is so well written the characters are Wonderful Memories of It's a Wonderful Life realistically crafted and it is nicely paced There were shocks and surprises aplenty I can imagine this book being studied in secondary schools in a comparison to Shakespeare s Othello It is a striking piece of work in it s ownight and that will catch the attention of adults and children alikeI was given a copy of this book by the Publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest Green Eyed Envy review My third in this series of Shakespeareanewrites but sadly I did not enjoy it as much as either Hag Seed or Vinegar GirlNew Boy is based on Othello and many of the similarities were obvious but I thought the author s idea of placing the action in a 1970 s elementary school in the USA was problematic at least for me I eally feel that eleven year old children in 1970 were not so street smart or so sexualised I am sure they may have ostracised the single non white child in the school but the havoc this child wreaks in one simple six hour school day is nonsensicalThe idea was good the writing is good but the setting is wrong and the time span far too short Even for a Young Adult audience the age group of the characters is too youngOops Sorry did not mean to be so critical Let s just say this book did not do it for me but I notice that many other people liked it very muc. Schoolyard where kids fall in and out of love with each other before lunchtime and practice a casual acism picked up from their parents and teachers Peeking over the shoulders of four 11 year olds Osei Dee Ian and his The Amethyst Road reluctant girlfriend Mimi Tracy Chevalier's powerful drama of friends torn apart by jealousy bullying and betrayal will leave youeeling.