The 1,000-year-old Boy

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The 1,000-year-old Boy

The 1,000-year-old Boy

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Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy – except he’s a thousand years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England. So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance and a different way to live… Which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die.” There are stories about people who want to live forever. This is not one of those stories. This is a story about someone who wants to stop... Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy - except he's 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England. Obviously no one believes him. So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live... which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die. I enjoyed it a lot but sometimes it would go a bit down hill after a few chapters but overall pretty good. Night Mayor Franklefink has vanished from the Transylvanian Express - and it's up to you to solve the case! Part of the Solve Your Own Mystery seri...

First published in Great Britain by HarperCollins

So why not 5 stars? Simply because at the close of this book the agenda becomes clear. It's final message, is the slightly cliche, wish-washy 'Life is better because it's short.' The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER.At one point, tragedy strikes Alfie’s life and he is left completely alone in the world. He is frustrated at his condition and wants to grow old. But for that he needs help. Both Alfie and his mother have kept their gift a secret from the world. And to avoid suspicion, they cannot remain at one place for more than a few years. This book was not at all what I expected. I expected a humorous, time-pass book just for entertainment. But wow, this book was so much more. This book not only had light humor, but it actually had a deep lesson, leaving me warm and fuzzy inside.

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An incredible book for 10 years and above. From around 8 years children can develop a sudden fear of death. It’s probably due to the fact that, at this age, they begin to realize that life is tangible. I would highly recommend this book for teachers to read to a class and discuss it as they go through it. From the friendship perspective (9 year is the age of first friendship ‘break ups’), death, adventure, adjusting to changes in family circumstances etc this book has it all.. Alfie is 1000 years old. He has seen Viking invasions, watched Shakespeare’s plays and experienced the horror of the Second World War. When a tragic fire occurs, Alfie must find a new way of living. With his new friends, Aidan and Roxy, he sets out on an epic, dangerous adventure to find a way to reverse the effect of the magical life-pearls, which have kept him 11 years old for 1000 years. I think the author used symbolism in this book. I think the author used the Livperlers (life pearls) as a symbol to hope. Like Alfie wanted to find the one last life pearl right after the fire, I think the life pearls meant hope for him. Hope is something you have and set goals. You have to work hard with the motivation of hope, and you feel satisfied and glad when you have finally reached your goal with hope. In the book, Alfie wanted to find life pearls right after when his mother passed away, which I can say that it was the only hope for him- to start growing again. He had to go through all the difficulties and obstacles to finally get the life pearls which I think matches the definition. However, hope does not go to the person who has goals and wants hope, not in a good way. In the book, Jason also wanted to get the life pearls but died to try. There are lots of stories about people who want to live forever. This is not one of those stories. This is a story about someone who wants to stop…With both fantasy and history as its undertone, The 1,000-Year-Old Boythen foregrounds its bildungsroman-esque plot as the overarching genre. While we can agree that The 1,000-Year-Old Boyis very much a coming-of-age novel, the protagonist does not rebel against the idea of growing up as protagonists in coming-of-age novels are wont to do — instead, we are taken on a journey of self-acceptance and forgiveness as Alfie’s lust for life demands that he learns to become a child again if he is to grow up and grow old. This involves ridding himself of his mistrust of others and of the cynical worldview he has adopted over a thousand years. Alfie: I really enjoyed Alfie! He had quite a unique personality. He was distrusting at first only trusting his Mam. However, when he met Aiden and Roxy, he was suspicious and at first, but then became more trusting and opened his heart. I found it really cool that even though Alfie was only 11 (well 1,011) he had the mindset of an adult. You could see it clearly in the writing, and it was a good touch to detail. So Alfie grew from an isolated kid-adult to a happy man/boy and more trusting. I loved him so much.



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