Mister Pip is by Lloyd Jones. A masterpiece of historical fiction that everyone should read. This is the story of how literature can change a life. On an island in the Pacific overcome by war an eccentric man takes over a village school when all the other whites have fled to safety. Mr. Watts knows nothing about teaching, so he decides to read the children Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Thirteen-year-old Matilda and her classmates are swept away from their terror of their lives on the island and into Dickensian England where they share the adventures of an orphan boy named Pip. Unfortunately reality does not allow itself to be ignored forever.
Ratings: 10th grade - 10 out of 10 - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content).