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Kick the Moon

Kick the Moon

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Ilyas' mum stands out as one who understands more of what it is to be free from the judgement of others and the constant seeking of approval but even Kelly, the seemingly strong, proud feminist, temporarily betrays the values she seemed to hold so confidently. All the main characters and the supporting part are interesting, and the actors (and actress) involved turn in great performances. Illyas was a bit of a sad sack, getting bullied by his “friends, disappointing his dad, and trying to follow his dreams.

Ten years ago, Gi Dong, Choi, the head of the school gang and Yeong Joon, Park, the shy but smart student set out for school excursion to Gyeongju. The book follows Ilyas, first with a moment in year six which changed his opinion on superheroes and then to year eleven where we see how he is now part of a gang. Regardless of that, the bond between Kelly and Ilyas blew me away and truly made this book that much more exciting for me. His father has a masculinity complex, his older brother has disappeared, his teachers don’t care enough to listen to him and his mother, who is possibly the only person who might hear him out, is too busy to get involved.It tackles bullying - both physical, sexual and mental - the realisation that your parents are people too and that following your dreams instead of the pack are the way to ultimate happiness. Some might dismiss stories such as this as encouraging sentimental slush about finding yourself and then being true to self. From Superman to PakCore and Big Bad Waf, Ilyas’ passion for creating comics and his fight to make brown superheroes the norm was an aspect I really enjoyed. Then Imran sets his sights on Kelly - he wants to keep Ilyas under his thumb and targeting Kelly is his way of exerting his control.

The entire cast of characters was just awful and continues to play into stereotypes without a slight bit of originality. Kick the Moon ( Korean: 신라의 달밤; RR: Silla ui dalbam) is a 2001 South Korean film directed by Kim Sang-jin. Before they bid farewell, both Gi-dong and Young-joon suddenly find a pretty damsel named Ju-ran in distress.Many times throughout the book, he's the victim of circumstance, but he doesn't see things as being his fault, and therefore doesn't take ownership of his mistakes. tbh i think this book could have been great if i had been remoulded and delved a bit deeper into some topics.

The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. I want to see ‘own voices’ characters hailing from all backgrounds as role models for the younger generation. Ilyas isn't comfortable with the way his friends talk about girls and women, but doesn't feel strong enough to challenge them. Ilyas’ story really begins when he ends up punching a fellow student for saying horrible things about his mum and of course, Ilyas is the one blamed for acting violently. Kelly understands him like no one else, but unfortunately, she’s attracted to Ilyas’ friend Imran, and doesn’t listen to the warnings she’s given about him.His friendship with Kelly is one of the highlight of the novel and it was great to see a platonic friendship develop between them that didn't turn into romance. Ilyas Mian is trying to be all things to everyone and has found himself inexorably drawn into a "gang", Dedmanz. He takes his inspiration from the children he teaches, as well as his own upbringing as a British-born Pakistani. We get some acts of bravery, some of cowardice and downright misogyny, family and school storylines, and a central pair that readers of either gender will warm to and want to see come through. Of course, we all had those teachers at school who never seemed to smile for anyone, but there was literally only one decent teacher – Ms Mughal – whose class also happened to contain the only nice students at the school.

When he dares to stand up to gang leader Imran - the epitome of toxic masculinity - Ilyas lands himself in big trouble, but silver lining comes in the form of fellow comic fan Kelly. Kick the Moon' is not about becoming perfect - it deals in overcoming and mastering personal flaws - but it is about taking ownership of one's life. Payments made using National Book Tokens are processed by National Book Tokens Ltd, and you can read their Terms and Conditions here.

In this novel, his writing style and dialogue have really improved and the plot and pacing were solid throughout. The pacing was nice and fast, however, I didn’t find myself ever fully connecting with this book or connecting with these characters. TWs: racism and racial profiling, sexism, revenge porn, physical violence, emotional abuse, and bullying. This book is even more powerful than the first, and speaks directly to young people in their language.

  • Fruugo ID: 258392218-563234582
  • EAN: 764486781913
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