TITLE: The Last days at Forcados High school.
AUTHOR: A. H Mohammed
MONTH READ: Jan 2016
GENRE: Young Adult Fiction
PAGE COUNT: 89
FAVOURITE QUOTE(S) : “… people may fail you-I did – but God loves you, honestly He does. _Nene.
” Who deserves anything? It’s like grace, God’s grace._Nene.
“I believe people need to sort out things inside themselves first, and I’m trying._Efua.
“Why do you always want to believe the worst about people? _Efua.
FAVOURITE CHARACTER: Efua(read the book to find out why☺)
As he begins his final year at the elite Forcados High school together with his friends, Ansa, the nerdy art genius and sweethearted and devout Nene, Jimi the brightest star at the school believes and is determined that it’s going to be his best year yet. But things don’t go exactly as he hoped for, partly because of his rogue brother, Wole who after a long stay from home decides to return to the family. And with Wole back at home, the family knows trouble can’t be far behind. Then there’s Efua, the beautiful and mysterious new girl in school, who because of her eccentric behaviour earned herself a bad nickname, “The witch”.
A lot happens in the story, with so much drama attached. But the saddest part was when Jimi’s mother died after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Having no one else to look up, except for his very impatient dad and juvenile older brother, Jimi realizes that things are going to change for good…
Thoughts: This is a funny and honest book about self-discovery, family, friendship, tolerance and the highs and lows of life as a modern Nigerian teenager/youth.
A. H Mohammed tells us the story in a simple and straightforward language that makes it easy for anyone to understand.
“The Last days at Forcados high school” stands out with its realistic situations and characters. I personally could connect to Efua, she seemed like the kind of person I would want to be friends with if she were a real person. We sort of share the same interests and principles.
The book was really funny but dead serious at the same time as various issues ranging from drug abuse, sexual abuse to discrimination and loss were tackled. Most importantly, the book teaches the value of friendship.
Get a copy of this book for yourself and a friend. You’ll love that you did so because sharing is caring.
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