Focused on Melvin Burgess's Junk and Robert Swindell's Stone Cold, this 18-page photocopiable PDF unit looks at teenage fiction which raises difficult and controversial responses.
As well as providing a range of activities for speaking and listening, creative writing, drama and supporting students in analysing the craft of the writer, this unit introduces students to critical responses to literature and offers wider reading suggestions. Includes video interview with author Melvin Burgess.
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