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Across the Barricades: A Kevin and Sadie Story (Puffin Teenage Fiction) (original 1972; edition 1995)

by Joan Lingard (Author)

Series: Kevin and Sadie (2)

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Kevin and Sadie just want to be together, but it's not that simple. Things are bad in Belfast. Soldiers walk the streets and the city is divided. No Catholic boy and Protestant girl can go out together - not without dangerous consequences . . . The second of Joan Lingard's ground-breaking Kevin and Sadie books… (more)
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Title:Across the Barricades: A Kevin and Sadie Story (Puffin Teenage Fiction)
Authors:Joan Lingard (Author)
Info:Puffin (1995), Edition: New Ed, 176 pages
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A modern day Romeo and Juliet story about the relationship between a Catholic boy and a Protestant girl. Set against the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Every student that has borrowed and read this one so far was very enthousiastic about it. ( )
  KatrienC | Aug 26, 2018 |
I really liked this and it was enlightening on the violence that occurred in Ireland over religion. Kevin and Sadie are very memorable and their respective families. Kevin's friend who gets involved in terrorist activities is scary. A happy ending is promised and I read this without reading the prequel 'The Twelfth of July' though I bought a copy of that afterwards
  Treesa | May 21, 2009 |
I read this book as a teenager and remember being enthralled by it. It is a coming of age story set in Northern Ireland during 'the troubles'. Kevin and Sadie come form different sides of the track - one a catholic and the other a protestant. They represent the eyes of the future when religion won't matter and people fall in love with whom they choose. The story tells of their struggle to be together and how much they are prepared to sacrifice to share a future. ( )
  Traceygilbert | Apr 19, 2009 |
A nice book, I had to read it for English and it was pretty good.
Takes place in Northern Ireland and is a romance novel between Sadie and Kevin.
The problem is that Kevin is Catholic while Sadie is Protestant, in N. Ireland at that time, this was strongly disapproved. ( )
1 vote Ri-Ri | Mar 21, 2008 |
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Kevin and Sadie just want to be together, but it's not that simple. Things are bad in Belfast. Soldiers walk the streets and the city is divided. No Catholic boy and Protestant girl can go out together - not without dangerous consequences . . . The second of Joan Lingard's ground-breaking Kevin and Sadie books

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