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  • The Twelfth Day of July
  • Joan Lingard
  • English
  • 06 December 2020
  • 9780140372366

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characters The Twelfth Day of July 107 Hen Sadie and Kevin meet Can they become friends when everyone else in Northern Ireland is so full of hatred against the other religion. I m definitely not the demographic for this book But it handles the subject matter expertly and taught me a thing or two about The Troubles that I wasn t already aware of Dusty Warriors Modern Soldiers at War in Northern Ireland Sara is so full of hatred against the other religion. I m definitely not the demographic for this book But Pacific: The Ocean of the Future it handles the subject matter expertly and taught me a thing or two about The Troubles that I wasn t already aware of

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characters The Twelfth Day of July 107 The first chapter takes place in a Protestant street Tommy and Sadie Jackson are already looking forward to the 12th day of July which. I love this series now just as much as I did 30 years ago What makes me sad is that hatred and bigotry over religion is just as topical now as it was thenSo watching Kevin and Sadie break boundaries gladdens my heart They were my second relationship that I shipped hard Anne and Gilbert were first and their story sucks me in and makes me feel all the tender thoughts Which is a lovely antidote to the gritty violence filled world they live inNow to ransack my house to find the rest as the series as I believe they are out of printNote if you live in Ireland you can get the first two books as audiobooks from the library via BorrowBox

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characters The Twelfth Day of July 107 Is a Protestant celebration day Meanwhile Catholic Kevin McCoy is out causing trouble in the Protestant part of town What will happen w. Still working onI sort of think that anyone who s trying to write a story about star crossed lovers seriously needs to read these books This is how it s done I know Kevin and Sadie aren t together in this first book but it s a part of the story of their romance which is practical and not too lovey dovey while remaining realistic and touching The series shows the realities of loving someone from a group you ve been taught to hate all your life the self doubt the distrust the clashes Though ultimately Kevin and Sadie both want peace it s always clear that they disagree on how that will come about Even though they raise a Catholic child together Sadie always remains suspicious of the Pope and the Catholic church Even though they live in the UK for large portions of the series Kevin always identifies as Irish Though they love each other they still remain wary of the other side seeing their spouse as different Though they are married to someone from the other side their hatred is still a part of their identity and never really goes away It s a brilliantly realistic description of the realities of being star crossed lovers Though it gets harsh and gritty at times I d take it over the soppy unrealistic version we see too often in YA any day Because seriously that s what life is like when you fall in love with an enemy you ve been trained to hate all your life You can t just forget what s an integral part of you because omg hawtness or some other shite I need to see of this sort of romanceNow onto the review The Twelfth Day of July is set in Belfast which happens to be my favourite city on earth Always has been and probably always will be But Belfast let s be honest it s got some issues There s parts of that city that I won t go into as a Catholic with a big southern Irish accent on herHow welcoming is that Murals with big pictures of a group who actively hate me the guns pointed just in case the message isn t clear enough And then you get republican ones which are eually charmingI mean I m from Dublin you do see graffiti written all over the place saying IRA or CIRAwhich used to be my favourite graffiti when I was smaller and didn t know what it meant ha but Belfast is something else entirely It s actually weirdly beautiful with its murals even the violent aggressive onesIt s also almost entirely built on divisions and though things are getting better now they were at their worst when this novel was writtenKevin and Sadie live just a few streets away from each other They live in identical houses speak the same language and have very similar childhoods in many ways But they are completely different from one another because Kevin is Catholic and Sadie is ProtestantThis being Belfast of the twentieth century it meant much than that Kevin comes from a nationalistrepublican family calls himself Irish and wants Northern Ireland to be a part of the Republic of Ireland Sadie comes from a unionistloyalist family calls herself British and wants Northern Ireland to be a part of the United Kingdom With bombs going off in the name of both causes tensions are highAnd in the days coming up to the twelfth of July a celebration for Protestants because of their victory over Catholics in the 1600s things are even tenser Even today they re fairly tense around that time of year Like here s a photo of a pyre that s going to burn the Irish flagIt s through the eyes of four young people that Belfast is explored in this novel two sets of siblings They are all prejudiced though the novel shows how similar they all really are Still only young they are taking part in the Troubles through childish means by having fights with each other on the streetsThe language is simplistic but it does the job very well bringing Belfast to life and really showing what life during the Troubles was like There s a strong sense of fear throughout but despite this people get on with life There s a risk of young children mainly boys being recruited into paramilitary groups and of everyone being injured for simply being born An amazing novel highly recommendedSome of Belfast s murals because they really are an amazing Horrible and tragic and a fair few bad things too but they are genuinely amazing Maybe not in a good way