Social criticism, fantasy
Own and read.
87 standard pages long.
First read (June 2011)Edit
My paperback version, 95 pages long.
Got it for Christmas 2010, from Mark, along with 1984.
Read a few pages at granddad's house, in 2011 I think, but started again with my copy and read the first half on the way home from a school placement on the 8th of June 2011.
Finished it on the 10th. It was very good, I did like the way the different animals reacted to events and how they kind of represented different groups of people in society. I was confused half way through as to why there was a surge of animals admitting to over the top crimes knowing they'd be slaughtered, and thought it would be explained but it wasn't.
Update 18/06/11: Having read 1984, I think I understand the confessions now...
Rating and awardsEdit
Number 46 on the BBC's Big Read.
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