ABOUT A BOY
Who is Nick Hornby?
Nick Hornby was born in 1957 in Surrey, England and graduated in English Literature at Cambridge University.Later, he taught English to foreigners and worked as a freelance journalist for several important newspapers.
From childhood, he was a keen fan of the Arsenal football
team and this probably inspired his first well-known book, Fever Pitch (1992). Next came High Fidelity (1995), closely followed by About a Boy(1998). All of these books have been adapted for the cinema. He has also written two other novels along with several works of non-fiction.
Hornby now lives in London and much of his writing isset there. He is married and has a son, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old.With his wife, he set up Treehouse, a special school to help such children.
What is it about?
MAKING HISTORY REVIEW
For me this book About a Boy is a beatiful comedy. The story set in 1993, London, About a Book features two main characters: Will freeman and Marcus. Will has no responsabilities, no family, no job and no worries. He´s very rich because her father wrote a successful Christmas song. Marcus is have a problems to adapt his new life and his new school, because recently his mum Fiona is divorced. Marcus teaches Will to grow up and accept responsability, whereas Will teaches Marcus to live in today´s world. This book has important themes, such as single parenting and bullying. I definitely recommend that you add this to your collection!.
Weird: raro, extraño She had started crying in London, much more than in Cambridge. stood: abandonado, plantado. Marcus stood up to go. upset:molesto cope: salir adelante, superar Will couldn´t tell Marcus how to grow up, or how to cope with a mother who wanted to kill herself.