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Set in apartheid South Africa this powerful and lyrically written novel is Linzi Glass's debutAs twelve year old Emily Iris explains it her mother and father have always been eager to take in travelers and vagabonds rely. Liked it great translation and storytelling beginning was really slow and boring but it got better at the end However much I like Linzi Glass way of showing the reader South Africa this wasn t my favourite of hers The epilogue was beautiful what xame before felt really rushed and out of the blue35 out of 5 stars b

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The Year the Gypsies Came

Elcome some peculiar strangers One spring a family of wanderers a wildlife photographer his wife and two boys comes to stay and their strange compelling and dangerous presence will leave the Iris family infinitely change. I read this for my book club someone else s choice and found myself by turns enjoying it and getting cross with it Although I found some of it uite cliched and could predict exactly what was going to happen I still felt compelled to get to the end I thought the family relationships were drawn uite well and was interested in the South African setting but there wasn t really anything here that I haven t read before It was enjoyable enough at the time but hasn t made much impression on me

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Ing on the presence of outsiders to ease the tension between them Emily has her gentle older sister Sarah and Buza the old Zulu nightwatchman for company and comfort But her parents' continuing discontent leads them to w. It s been a while since I read any of Linzi s work and I don t know why I have left it so long because her books are fabThis book is set in the background of a modern historical context of Apartheid in Africa What I like about it is that it isn t about Apartheid as such but a story about a family living in the times and how it impacts upon on them I love stories like this as I think they are realistic in showing the impact of such events on ordinary people living in extraordinary timesI loved the main charcater of Emily and the innocent way in which she sees her world I loved the relationships she had both with her sister and the family s Nightwatchman BuzaThe main story is involving the Gypsy family who stay with the Iris s is uite dark and very sad by the end and it definately hits you emotionally I ve seen a lot of really negative reviews on goodreads having a go at the subject matter saying it was too nasty of young adults to read I would argue this is the ideal way to teach young people about such horrible thingsAll in all a hard hitting and fab little book which was a pleasure to read


10 thoughts on “The Year the Gypsies Came

  1. says:

    This was probably the saddest book I've ever read I cried myself to sleep It's cowardice to be scared of such an overwhelmingly powerful story To turn away from the bad stuff because it ruins the illusion of a 'perfect' life This book

  2. says:

    Liked it great translation and storytelling beginning was really slow and boring but it got better at the end However much I like Linzi Glass' way of showing the reader South Africa this wasn't my favourite of hers The epilogue was beautiful; what xame before felt really rushed and out of the blue35 out of 5 stars b

  3. says:

    I felt this book was too formal and stiff Although it was packed filled with metaphors that should be very deep in didn't feel that wa

  4. says:

    When I was 10 years of age as a curious young child I picked up this book as the title and cover sounded interestingAs somebody who ha

  5. says:

    It's been a while since I read any of Linzi's work and I don;t know why I have left it so long because her books are fabThis book is set in the background of a modern historical context of Apartheid in Africa What I like about it is that it isn't about Apartheid as such but a story about a family living in the times and how it impacts upon

  6. says:

    Hm I must admit I'm surprised at some of the extremely negative reviews on this book Yes it was dark yes there were tons and tongs of angst in it and yes some of it may have been over the top but all in all I actually thought this was uite a good book What I especially liked is the way Emily the main character looks at things She re

  7. says:

    This book is very disappointing I read some bad reviews about it but I thought they were written by uite impressionable people because honestly I have no problem in reading books about hard stuff abuse family with problems all set in a particularly hard historical time if they are well written and engaging and this is not the case I read about half of the book and then I gave up because the characters have no dept I could not care less a

  8. says:

    I absolutely loved this book I have read it about five times i just cant get bored of it A very touching story i will always remember this boo

  9. says:

    I read this for my book club someone else's choice and found myself by turns enjoying it and getting cross with it Although I found some of it uite cliched and could predict exactly what was going to happen I still felt compelled to

  10. says:

    The epilogue saved this from being a 225 star read I loved Buza his zulu stories and his character as a whole he was the best part Especially his friendship with Emiliy did warm my heart everytime I read about itFurther I have very mixed feelings The writing wasn't special to me and the plot only seemed to start after 23 of the book The three stars are as I think of it for the potential of this book then the actual sto