- Tapa dura: 480 páginas
- Editor: Puffin (30 de julio de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0141353961
- ISBN-13: 978-0141353968
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Katy (Inglés) Tapa dura – 30 jul 2015
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Katy's life changes in dramatic and unexpected ways after a serious accident.
Inspired by the much-loved classic, What Katy Did, bestselling children's favourite Jacqueline Wilson creates an irresistible modern version for the twenty-first-century. Fans of Hetty Feather and Tracy Beaker will fall in love with Katy and her family too.
Biografía del autor
Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain's bestselling and most beloved children's authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold.
As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children's Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children's Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame.
Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings.
Find out more about Jacqueline and her books at JacquelineWilson.co.uk
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This is a contemporary reimagining of Susan Coolidge's WHAT KATY DID. Because I haven't read the classic, who's to blame for the problematic aspects of KATY?
The author's note explains that in the original, through prayer and looking after her siblings Katy walks again. Jacqueline Wilson rightly points out that's not a good message, so she takes the story in her own direction.
If only she'd done that earlier. JW says that the events in the first half of her version mirror Coolidge's, so I guess that's who to blame. KATY's first 200 pages are filler, inconsequential to the rest of the plot, like vignettes. And while I understand novels should introduce the character and her world before the plot catalyst, 200 pages is far too much and should've been condensed.
So who's to blame for the character of Dorry? I wasn't prepared for the barrage of fat-phobia and fat-shaming. Dorry is described as "chubby" and "pudgy", but most often he's referred to as "greedy". Pretty much everything he says is about food, and I'm not even exaggerating. His siblings read Dorry's diary, and it's all about what he ate. The kids think there're burglars downstairs, and Dorry worries, "They'll steal the cakes!" I know he's only a side character, but he's one-note and his characterisation needs improvement.
As for the novel's disability aspect, it seems believable. The awkwardness and embarrassment, the anger and frustration, and the depression - it all rings true. Katy's disability doesn't turn her into a saint, but she learns a lot about herself, her friends, and her family (particularly her stepmother).
However, the inclusion of two particular words is questionable. Katy uses the C-word and claims she's only talking about herself, not her fellow patients, but the nurses rightfully say the word should never be used. There's also the I-word, which isn't addressed as much, but rather in a "Katy's not an [I-word]" kind of way. In the days of Metcards, if you used one that was expired, the I-word would describe the ticket. It's upsetting that in the novel, the word is used to describe PEOPLE, rather than things.
My other word complaint is "tomboy". Some may claim it's not offensive, but it still conforms to outdated notions of gender that outdoorsy, active girls are "tomboys", as opposed to just being who they are - girls.
Then there's an action near the end that strikes me as extremely poor judgement. Katy's PE teacher has been working with her on her ball skills, and Katy wants to join in with the rest of the class playing games. Mr Myers asks Katy if she could sit on the floor with her back to the wall, if he helped her. Katy agrees, but then he offers Katy's wheelchair to classmates to try out. NO. Just plain NO. You DON'T (or at least you bloody well SHOULDN'T) invite others to use a wheelchair without first obtaining permission from the wheelchair's regular user - in this case, Katy, who doesn't call out Mr Myers on his shoddy behaviour. Katy shouldn't have to call him out, though, because Mr Myers should have some basic common sense and decency! Ugh, this scene really bothers me.
Jacqueline Wilson probably means well with her contemporary reimagining of Susan Coolidge's classic, but the execution still needs a lot of improvement. Katy's a wonderful character, but those surrounding her need more fleshing out and less faff.
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