The Ones That Disappeared

by Zana Fraillon

“I am Esra Merkes. They do not know me. They do not know I can wait. They do not know, one day, I will be free.”

She belongs to the Snakeskins and they think she has forgotten who she is. But that’s not the case as Esra has something to say: it’s fierce, wild, strong and magical…

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Caldew School
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all my friends thought this book was one of the best, but I have to disagree because I couldn’t get into it that well. I thought I would really enjoy but I didn’t seem to

Cockermouth School
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personaly i found some of the other books slightly better but i still enjoyed it although it was more difficult to get into

Caldew School
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Caldew School

same, i thought it got a little bit boring at the end

The Queen Katherine School
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The Queen Katherine School

Best book but over exaggeration and large imagination

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The Queen Katherine School

I personally think that this was a very powerful book; it had very strong characters in such horrible circumstances. I think that a book on that topic could have been hard to write , I think that she executed it in such a good way and she is right, trafficking and slavery is something that needs to be wrote about, people need to hear about this and not ignore. Her book was just incredible and is a person who wants this world.

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The Queen Katherine School

* to be different

Kirkbie Kendal School
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Kirkbie Kendal School

This book really captured me and you really feel for the characters. It is a good read however it seems to be slowing down and the tempo doesn’t seem to be very well controlled.

Cockermouth School
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Cockermouth School

rather enjoyable although i found “river man” a bit far fetched but overall a good read

Newman Catholic School
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Newman Catholic School

I haven’t read the whole book but as far as I have read it is a really good book it is full of information about the lifestyle of Esra. Whose both parents have died and now sort of adopted as she is being looked after by strangers.
Cara

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Newman Catholic School

I loved the characters of this book, my favourite one was Skeet. He was so sure of himself, yet helped Esra and Isa, despite not even knowing them. I really enjoyed watching the friendship blossom throughout the story, and be that much helped through their creation of Riverman, who was another of my favourites. I enjoyed the story and it didn’t disappoint (It had been one of the ones I was most looking forward to) .
Maddie x

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Newman Catholic School

I thought this book was very interesting and liked the fact you were able to see the story from the different characters point of view. This is probably the best book i have read so far as i felt very connected to the characters and i thought it was very well written.
Jennifer

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Newman Catholic School

I have just started to read this book and because I am a slower reader than others I haven’t got as far through as I would like to but I think this book is good so far and I would recommend this book because it is a well structured book and it is a very well worded I would give this book a 6/10 so far
Lauren x

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