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The Dare by John Boyne - Teaching Resources

This novel is one of the prescribed texts for second and third year Junior Cycle English students commencing September 2017.

A powerful read portraying the point of view of a 12 year old boy, called Danny Delaney. Danny is looking forward to starting his summer holidays until one moment changes his life for ever.

Something terrible has happened. Danny instantly realises the enormity of the situation as he sees his mother returning home, flanked by two policemen. She is engulfed with guilt.

The story depicts how one incident can impact the entire family forever. 

Teacher Created Resources - Dara Hogan

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