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About A Boy

Discussion in 'English' started by anon3946, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Researching the grunge scene and Nirvana/Kurt Cobain might be good- plays a huge part in the plot.
     
  2. DalekTeacher

    DalekTeacher New commenter

    Thanks. Could I ask how Nirvana/Kurt Cobain links with the plot? Its my first time ever doing this novel and so want to make sure i've got everything.
     
  3. It's fairly self explanatory in the book. Marcus meets and befriends an older girl, Ellie, who's a big Cobain fan. Cobain kills himself the same day as they two of them go to see Marcus' dad and she goes off the rails a little, breaking into a shop to liberate a Cobain cutout and getting the pair of them in trouble with the police. The whole episode is a turning point for Marcus, who's now cross with almost everyone in his life.
     

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