Diamond Boy MOBI á Hardcover

Diamond Boy MOBI á Hardcover 3.75wow, what a journey Fast read and great characters YA Adult literature Good for both audiences. 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 ev 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 escape.Overall 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 outabout 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 learnabout diamond mining and modern day slavery 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 Patson becomes part of a crew of boy miners trying to smuggle out some of the bigger stones they find instead of giving them to the boss But worse is to come 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 Patson becomes part of a crew of boy miners trying to smuggle out some of the bigger stones they find instead of giving them to the boss But worse is to come when the soldiers arrive.I found this a fascinating, intense, and disturbing story Rating 4.5 starsI actually think Matthew Quick 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 read After learning about corruption in the diamond business from various people, I ve wanted to learnabout it Since actually sitting down to watch Blood Diamond between the cracks of my fingers wasn t all that Rating 4.5 starsI actually think Matthew Quick 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 read After learning about corruption in the diamond business from various people, I ve wanted to learnabout 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 Quick 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 smuggling selling 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 realistic I 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 Quick s blurb on the back, but this is my review and I do what I want Plus, I gave him 4.5 stars, which, in my world is really generous 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 Marrange s place and the power of the Zimbabwe soldiers An author Michael Williams is a writer of plays, musical and managing director of Cape Town in South Africa He has written many 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 Marrange s place and the power of the Zimbabwe soldiers An author Michael Williams is a writer of plays, musical and managing director of Cape Town in South Africa He has written many book Most of his book are famous such as now is the time for running, the secret song, crocodile burning, who killed jimmy valentine, the eight men, the genuine half moon kid, Der Tag der Krokodile and into the valley The author had lived in Cape Town and seen that so many children in Zimbabwe have difficulties, some did not go to school and some worked in mine Because he has seen so many things happened to children, an author had made his choice to write this book.The main character Patson, he is a very brave young man, responsible, helpful, and courageous His main conflict is that he could not have a happy family because of his stepmother selfishness The circumstance of the main character s poor life condition get worse, worst then turned into big tragedy He has to stop going to school then work in mine He had faced with so many difficulties His conflict slowly change to better situation then finally resolved at the end of the book The title of the book and the story of the character is very coherent As a title is a Diamond Boy, the character is working in the mine and finding the diamond to sell His goal is to change his poor life and help his family Diamond is the main thing that the character wants because it can change his life forever and take his father and sister into a happy life.In the story, the character is faced with so many difficulties As he is a young man, work in Marrange, take care of family and suffer from the soldiers oppression, it is believable because so many people on the world including children and women today are work in mine, and facing the same situation as him As the main character faced so many difficulties, the plot becameinteresting The main character went to work in Marrange as a miner While he was working in mine a group of soldiers called Commander Jesus came and conquered the Marrange The main character was apart from his sister and father after soldiers came into Marrange In this situation, the plot of the story becameandcompelling because the readers want to know and also worry about what will happen to the main character on the next chapter.Michael Williams is very intelligent and creative in writing His writing style is very compelling and interesting Readers can understand and feel from what he is writing For my son write your own way into another life, your father P.94 In here you can see the author has placed strong writing because reader can feel directly from author words which follow the sequence of the character difficulties condition As we love and focus on the book that we read, always we had learned at least one thing After I have read this book, I have learned a lot of things such as South Africa s culture, businesses, education and the power of the soldiers But the most common thing I have seen is that soldiers have too much power and kill the civilians Different people have different favorite things so I would either recommend my classmate to read this book and not read this book For my classmates and friends who like the book that inspire them and willing to learn about cultures in other countries, this book is really appropriate and good for them But for my classmates who do not like the sad story, please do not read this book because this book will make you cry A high stakes, harrowing adventure set in the diamond fields of Southern Africa, from the critically acclaimed author of Now Is the Time for Running Diamonds for everyone That s what fifteen year old Patson Moyo hears when his family arrives in the Marange 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 President 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 himself 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 served a purpose and brought to light the dangers that would surround their gender or age group in the diamond mines, or southern AfricaThe novel successfully touches upo 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 served a purpose and brought to light the dangers that would surround their gender or age group in the diamond mines, or southern AfricaThe novel successfully touches upon the themes of friendship, family, disability, growing up, the dangers of greed, and the pressure and dangers of societal expectations The book centers around the heart wrenching and inspiring story of Patson Moyo Just when you think Patson s life couldn t get any worse than living in poverty and working in the dangerous diamond mines, Micheal Williams throws a new obstacle in Patson s path With the help of his friends and the wise words of his father, Patson finds the strength to overcome every obstacle Overall I give this book a 10 10 It s full of many memorable quotes and friendships, but it does address many heavy subjects nothing to be scared of, they re just shocking My favorite aspect of the novel was the relationship between Patson and his best friend Arves, which brought comedy when it was needed and saved Patson during his darkest time The note at the end was touching and perfectly sums up the lesson taught by the storyI know you are going to make it Even though it looks bad now, you re going to be all right 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 Anyone who has followed world news knows about the terrible state of Zimbabwe s economy under Mugabe, and the dreadful conditions at various diamond mines and othe 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 Anyone who has followed world news knows about the terrible state of Zimbabwe s economy under Mugabe, and the dreadful conditions at various diamond mines and other mining operations in many parts of Africa has been common knowledge for years Still, this is shocking.Williams has written a sensitive novel full of extremes, full of adventure, and full of hope for an individual s ability to grow through such diversity and suffering I am absolutely going to read Williams companion novel Now Is the Time for Running Rarely have I ever been so caught off guard about something happening in the world today that I hear about, but never realize the true meaning Blood diamonds, conflict diamonds That s what they are called I remember hearing about it, and I was appalled And then it kind of went away But it didn t Patson, a 16 year old boy, is determined to help his father and sister by finding the girazi, a diamond large enough to earn a way back to school and for his father to continue his teaching But th Rarely have I ever been so caught off guard about something happening in the world today that I hear about, but never realize the true meaning Blood diamonds, conflict diamonds That s what they are called I remember hearing about it, and I was appalled And then it kind of went away But it didn t Patson, a 16 year old boy, is determined to help his father and sister by finding the girazi, a diamond large enough to earn a way back to school and for his father to continue his teaching But then the soldiers come, and it is no longer to help his family, but it is to save it Definitely a book to read The diamond problem is haunting Zimbabwe, and it is scary

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