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by Philip Pullman

Chris falls in love with Jenny the moment he sets eyes on her at an Oxford ball. She`s beautiful but secretive and he can`t help but want to be with her. But fate is cruel and, as their relationship blossoms, tragedy and violence wait in the wings. Chris’s boss has a shady past that won’t stay hidden. And his ruthless enemies will use two innocent teenagers to exact their revenge on him...

Download The Butterfly Tattoo epub
ISBN: 0330397966
ISBN13: 978-0330397964
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Romance
Author: Philip Pullman
Language: English
Publisher: Pan MacMillan; Unabridged edition (September 2001)
Pages: 160 pages
ePUB size: 1479 kb
FB2 size: 1987 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 431
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Fans of Pullman's trilogy should receive a fair warning before moving any further. This is not Lyra's Oxford, this is our Oxford so expect thugs, sex, crime but also love, trust and friendship.
Pullman retells the story of Romeo and Juliet with extreme adroitness. He manages to keep the lyrical beauty and truth of the play and avoids desperate attempts of retaining any elements that would seem dated and out of place in a modern novel.
This is a novel for younger adults but if you feel that your 13+ year olds have never heard about sex, you may need to read it first yourself. The danger is you may get hooked on Pullman seriously.
You should know that this YA novel is also known by another title: The White Mercedes. Perhaps it's a matter of British marketing. However, a film is being prepared (with Pullman's enthusiasm) under this title. Yes, it's dark. Tragic. As with all the great tragedies we've read: Don't get caught in the plot - get caught in the characters and then see what you think.
I wonder if PP is embarassed by this now? Having loved His Dark Materials I thought he might have done ok with some YA lit. Bad move, not only is it 'a modern day Romeo and Juliet' (it's the answering machine that screws up the message), the first line is great - if he was an unpublished teenager. Terrible, clunky plot that recycles cliche after cliche, teenage boy in love at first sight (oh please) and of course, all the men that meet Jenny want to have sex with her, because she's beautiful, skinny and stupid, with no will of her own. But that's not her fault , because as we all know, all beautiful uneduacated girls have been sexually abused by their fathers and this marks them out as victims.I don't know what he was thinking when he wrote this trash, it's substandard even for ordinary YA lit, but to think this is the same person who wrote the Golden Compass? He definetly needs to stick to fantasy. Just awful.