I believe that there are two clear messages in this novel. The first has been explained in the above paragraph however I will emphasise it slightly. If a society divides it will become dangerous. Throughout history this has been proven. Although I say Robert Swindells has warned us of a terrible future have we not already segregated in the past? Take South Africa for example. 50 years ago they were under apartheid (separating). The Black men were not allowed to enter the white mans land unless he had a visa. They were deprived of their citizenship. Robert Swindells has taken great lengths to remind and warn us that we cannot ever redo the mistakes set in the pas...
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...rucial event is when Daz cannot forget about Zoe to such an extent that he tunnels to the suburbs. This is also important as when they meet this time they know that both have feelings for each other. This event then leads on to a spiral of other events. One such event is when they both decide to trade notes as a form of contact. Another minor event is when Zoe talks to her Grandma about Daz and later breaks down in tears. This all adds to the message of the story showing the struggle they take to reach the other side. This shows the struggle one would have to go to just to see someone that is not in the same social class especially as their law forbids it. There is clear prejudice taking form in this society and the division restricts the lower class from their civil rights.
The story is set with two different narrators. The first being Daz and the second is Zoe.
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