(PDF) [Diamond Boy] ☆ Michael Williams


  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • Diamond Boy
  • Michael Williams
  • English
  • 23 October 2018
  • 9780316320696

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  1. says: review Diamond Boy Michael Williams Õ 0 characters (PDF) [Diamond Boy] ☆ Michael Williams

    (PDF) [Diamond Boy] ☆ Michael Williams review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Michael Williams Michael Williams Õ 0 characters It’s been a while since I was so deeply moved by a novel I’ve read a lot of good books but few as emotionally intense this one The narrator a Zimbabwean teenager goes from an ordinary life in which he attends high school runs on the cross country team and is getting involved with a girl for the first time to the diamond mines of Marange at the instigation of his stepmother She shows contempt for Patson’s father a

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    (PDF) [Diamond Boy] ☆ Michael Williams 375wow what a journey

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    (PDF) [Diamond Boy] ☆ Michael Williams Michael Williams Õ 0 characters review Diamond Boy This book took me on a roller coaster of an emotional ride The story is compelling and the characters are well drawn and believable There are thrills and excitement fears and horrors as we follow young Patson's journey from Bulawayo to the Marange diamond fields and ultimately to Cape Town Tragedy strikes him at almost ev

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    review Diamond Boy Michael Williams Õ 0 characters review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Michael Williams Diamond Boy by Michael Williams is a book about a kid named Patson who worked in the mines and as you can by the title Patson mined diamonds He was treated very unfairly in the mines he was beat and what he found was not his he was forced to gi

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    (PDF) [Diamond Boy] ☆ Michael Williams Michael Williams Õ 0 characters review Diamond Boy Teenage Patson and his little sister Grace move with their father to the Marange diamond fields in Zimbabwe at their stepmother's insistence that there will be diamonds for everyone there Their father expects to teach at the local school with the children attending as pupils but the school has turned into something very different and Patso

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    Michael Williams Õ 0 characters (PDF) [Diamond Boy] ☆ Michael Williams Fast read and great characters YAAdult literature Good for both audiences

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    (PDF) [Diamond Boy] ☆ Michael Williams DIAMOND BOY by Michael Williams is a multicultural fiction story set in Zimbabwe and South Africa in modern time It is an attractive book that tells the very compelling story about 15 years old Patson’s life The story is told by the first person narrator and it appealingly tells about Patson’s family mining in Marrang

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    (PDF) [Diamond Boy] ☆ Michael Williams Rating 45 starsI actually think Matthew uick's little blurb on the back cover is a pretty good summary of my review of Diamond Boy Michael Williams astounds us with the moral dilemmas facing southern Africa; he also buoys us with a realistic sense of hope and triumph A must readAfter learning about corruption in the diamond busine

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    review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Michael Williams (PDF) [Diamond Boy] ☆ Michael Williams Diamond Boy is definitely a must read in my book Michael Williams brings to light the dangers and corruption surrounding the diamond mines in Zimbabwe If you want a book that can make you laugh smile and cry within one page this is the one for you The characters were realistic and made the book memorable Each character s

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    review Diamond Boy Michael Williams Õ 0 characters (PDF) [Diamond Boy] ☆ Michael Williams This is a compelling story about a lad Patson whose family moves from the city to the diamond fields in 2008 Zimbabwe His father has a job as a teacher but the value of the money he's paid is so low that they are living in poverty Patson's stepmother persuades them to go to her brother who says there are diamonds for everyone Anyon

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Diamond Boy

Diamond Boy summary ¹ 0 Ent Robert Mugabe's brutal regime in Zimbabwe Diamond Boy is the story of young man who succumbs to greed but finds his way out through a transformative journey to South Africa in search of his missing sister in search of freedom and in search of himsel. Rating 45 starsI actually think Matthew uick s little blurb on the back cover is a pretty good summary of my review of Diamond Boy Michael Williams astounds us with the moral dilemmas facing southern Africa he also buoys us with a realistic sense of hope and triumph A must readAfter learning about corruption in the diamond business from various people I ve wanted to learn about it Since actually sitting down to watch Blood Diamond between the cracks of my fingers wasn t all that appealing of an option I was happy to find a YA alternative It seems like Williams did his research If his Acknowledgments are any indication he did his best take advantage of the expertise of those around him I can really only vouch for the medical aspect though which is on point But I digress I think Williams does a good job of accurately portraying a very real problem to an audience who might not otherwise be exposed to this kind of information It s accessible approachable enjoyable in that it s interesting and not in a sadistic way and most importantly informative I do wish though that he had included either his reference list or recommendations for further reading at the end of the book The missing half of a star is mostly for the actual story aspect uick claims Williams buoys us with a realistic sense of hope and triumph and I have to agree with all but one word realistic Yes life sucks the mines are brutal greed destroys and life and limb are lost in Diamond Boy but you still end up with a relatively nice happily ever after at the end of the book Like I said the hardships are portrayed in the book but the ending is a little too neat and tidy for me Like the fact that 1 he found not one not two but three pure diamond stones 2 old lady Dr Muti somehow managed to hide said diamonds in his leg and expect him to find it 3 he a survived the arduous journey to cross the border escape the army etc WITH SAID DIAMONDS IN HIS LEG and b ended up recovering the diamonds is a little ridiculous I mean I get it It s YA Give the people want they want and all that but how realistic is this kind of a story How many children end up smugglingselling industrial diamonds successfully escaping the mines outrunning the army reuniting with the remainder of their family especially when that family member is being traffic ed around Africa by a corrupt accounting student finding a surrogate parent and becoming up very wealth young men You can see the reason for my skepticism Again I get the compulsion to give Paton a relatively happy ending I get wanting to have the young man caught up by diamond greed lose almost everything to learn about true worth We want things to come full circle redemption and all that especially in YA I usually have no problem with that but with a subject like this don t we owe it to ourselves and to the people who actually live this to try to understand what their life is truly like instead of looking for a nicely packaged ending Give me a downer give me and unfinished hopeless ending give me life but don t give me happily ever after and call it realisticI know that Williams never actually claims anywhere that the story vs descriptive aspect of Diamond Boy is realistic and that I m basing this entire rant on Matthew uick s blurb on the back but this is my review and I do what I want Plus I gave him 45 stars which in my world is really generous

review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Michael Williams

Diamond Boy summary ¹ 0 A high stakes harrowing adventure set in the diamond fields of Southern Africa from the critically acclaimed author of Now Is the Time for RunningDiamonds for everyoneThat's what fifteen year old Patson Moyo hears when his family arrives in the Marange. This book took me on a roller coaster of an emotional ride The story is compelling and the characters are well drawn and believable There are thrills and excitement fears and horrors as we follow young Patson s journey from Bulawayo to the Marange diamond fields and ultimately to Cape Town Tragedy strikes him at almost every turn and the reader might wonder whether Patson s situation can get any worse but there is timely resolution and the ultimate ending is satisfyingAlthough a work of fiction none of the events should stretch the reader s imagination too far The events and situations described have happened in Zimbabwe in the very recent past The story brings home the real horror and brutality of a corrupt regime of those who survived and those who didn tThis book will stay with me for a long time and I will be seeking out Michael Williams s companion book Now is the Time for Running

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Diamond Boy summary ¹ 0 Diamond fields Soon Patson is working in the mines himself hoping to find his girazi the priceless stone that could change his life forever But when the government's soldiers comes to Marange Patson's world is shatteredSet against the backdrop of Presid. Diamond Boy by Michael Williams is a book about a kid named Patson who worked in the mines and as you can by the title Patson mined diamonds He was treated very unfairly in the mines he was beat and what he found was not his he was forced to give to the owners of the mines He found a couple of friends on his journey that worked with him and they all agreed that they will not give their diamonds to the owners even though it is a huge risk they are willing to take it One of Patsons friend even told him to not share his diamond with anyone even his friends because You don t find the diamond the diamond finds you Eventually Patson has three diamonds in his possession and he is trying to find a way to escapeOverall I really liked this book it can teach you a lot of things who to trust perseverance and to take risks This book can really you find out about modern day slavery and diamond mining It can show you how lucky you are to not be in Patsons situation because well not very many people are treated like you may be treated I recommend this book to all people who are interested to learn about diamond mining and modern day slavery