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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Kindness of Strangers
Katrina Kittle
pg. 242

I can compare The Kindness of Strangers to the book Boy Toy. They both are about two boys, only two years apart, that are being sexually abused. The abuse in the two books are extremely different however. In The Kindness of Strangers it focuses more on how society tries to hide from the horror of children being sexually abused when it happens everyday. In Boy Toy the author tends to focus more on the fact that it can be anyone, including a teacher. They both mention how people don't see the signs of child abuse until after the case is out in the open. The styles of writing in the two books are also extremely different. The Kindness of Strangers has bigger vocabulary and is more of an adult book then what Boy Toy was. Boy Toy used smaller words and made it easier to understand. Boy Toy also used flashbacks every other chapter. Although these two books are very different, they are alike in the fact that they both make you think about how society tries to ignore the horrible things happening.

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