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Life: An Exploded Diagram

Life: An Exploded Diagram - Mal Peet A richly told coming of age novel that was an extremely satisfying read. Multi-generational, deftly weaving events of history into the over-arching theme of the novel, Life: An Exploding Diagram would appeal equally to adult readers as to a sophisticated young adult audience. There are surprising developments, witty colloquial banter, historical context and a loving, assured hand masterfully weaving all of these elements together telling the story of a man's remembrance of his first forbidden love, in a world that was convulsing its way through the middle of the twentieth century.