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3.5 

Title: Different Class
Authors: Harris, Joanne
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 413
Year: 2016
Publisher: Transworld Publishers
Language: English
Description: With 30 years' experience under his belt, Roy Straitley, Latin Master at St Oswald's Grammar, can spot trouble a mile off. What he is not expecting, however, is the return, 20 years later, of a student he'd deemed to be troublesome; Johnny Harrington, the new headmaster. This 'new broom', this Superhead with his crisis deputies, has arrived to save St Oswald's from itself, a disturbing prospect given his involvement in a scandal that saw a teacher imprisoned.

Narrated by the irascible Roy and an anonymous diarist, the author's return to this North Yorkshire school delivers a gripping psychological thriller, clever with misdirection and black humour, and its acute observations of school life.
Categories: Fiction, Community, Gender Issues, Human Rights, Relationships, Suspense/Thriller, England, 2019 Titles

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By: ASHB 027 2019-03-08 14:28:46
3.5 
This was not a book to love but it was typical Joanne Harris with its twists and turns, dark characterisations and very visual language. The gripping finale made it a compulsive read. Could maybe have been edited as it dragged in places but the complex characters and story line with the twist at the end kept you invested in it.

 
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