The Ant Colony

  • Title: The Ant Colony
  • Author: Jenny Valentine
  • ISBN: 9780007283590
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Ant Colony Number Georgiana Street houses many people and yet seems home to none Life there is a kind of ordered chaos Like ants they scurry about their business crossing paths following their own tracks
    Number 33 Georgiana Street houses many people and yet seems home to none Life there is a kind of ordered chaos Like ants, they scurry about their business, crossing paths, following their own tracks, no questions asked But it doesn t take much to upset the balance Dig deep enough and you ll find that everyone has something to hide.

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      Published :2019-04-03T12:07:44+00:00

    About Jenny Valentine


    1. Jenny Valentine moved house every two years when she was growing up She has just moved house again, probably not for the last time She worked in a wholefood shop in Primrose Hill for fifteen years where she met many extraordinary people and sold organic loaves than there are words in her first novel She has also worked as a teaching assistant and a jewellery maker She studied English Literature at Goldsmiths College, which almost put her off reading but not quite.Jenny is married to a singer songwriter and has two children.In 2007, Jenny won the Guardian Prize for Children s Fiction with her debut novel FINDING VIOLET PARK.


    603 Comments


    1. I've read a couple of Jenny Valentine's books in the past (Finding Violet Park and The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight) and a few things have struck me1) She is very good at plot. I'm always a bit sceptical when picking up a book labelled as a 'mystery' because I am invariably disappointed. Having been brought up on a rigorous diet of Agatha Christie, I have very high mystery standards and quite like my mysteries to be very mysterious. Jenny Valentine has won me over before by being successfull [...]

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    2. Wat een boek! Benieuwd naar mijn recensie?Check deze link naar mijn blog: allgreatleadersarereadersuw

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    3. This book found me! You know the feeling when you're browsing a bookshop, looking for something to read, although you already have loads of unread books at home, because none of them seems like quite the 'right' read at the time? And suddenly, there it is, staring you in the face, a yellow-green cover with an interesting title and an unusual author's name! So, I bought it of course! And read it from cover to cover in just over two hours. It's that kind of book!An easy read, simple yet powerful s [...]

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    4. i got this through my usual run in booksale where i spent about an hour with my friend scouring through books upon books and get something cheap and good and I must say, this was totally worth it. I'm a person who judges books by cover a lot since i'm an artist and i get enchanted by good first paragraphs and synopsis and this is exactly the style of writing that got me hooked.It's a story about a runaway boy trying to leave his past and a girl who seems to have grown up to quickly and they all [...]

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    5. The narrative of this book is split between two characters - seventeen year old Sam and ten year old Bohemia. The story is set in London, in a block of flats that house an unusual collection of people. While the language in this book is beautiful and vivid, it does take a little bit to get into. That being said, it keeps the reader guessing the whole way through - I was constantly wondering what it was that Sam did that made him just pack up and leave for London without telling anyone for exampl [...]

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    6. Mediochre, and the kind of plot line that's been done to death. And this particular book isn't anything amazing within the genre. I suppose it's all right for younger readers, and maybe to make bullies think about what they're doing, or teach readers that they can't run away from their problems.Well, it's set in London in a little house of flats. The two main characters are Bohemia, a 10 year old daughter of a druggie-alchi-bimbo blonde mother and a 17 year old country lad who has turned up and [...]

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    7. I really enjoyed this book and it is a short quick read at only 216 pages. The book focuses on a 17 year old boy called Sam and a 10 year old girl called Bohemia, with them narrating alternate chapters. There lives are brought together when they are both living at number 33 Georgiana Street. They have both had difficult lives. Bo’s mum barely looks after her, going from man to man and leaving her regularly to survive on her own. Sam is running away from what has happened back at home. We meet [...]

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    8. I just kept reading it until I had finished! It's one of those books that makes you smile and cry and wonder. I read one with a different cover illustration, and loved the design of the book too, with ants crawling randomly (or perhaps not so randomly, if Max is to be believed) on pages all over the book. It was a book that made me feel for the characters after a long time. So many books that I've read recently have concentrated on complexity of plot at the cost of fullness of character. This on [...]

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    9. This book has an amazing personality that captivates the reader's instinct. Like what it did to me. This is the second book I own of Jenny Valentine. First is The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight. Both books are worth reading!I really recommend The Ant Colony to those who loves reading books with three-dimensional characters!

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    10. Was hoping for really good things here, but found the characters very one dimensional and kind of boring. The voice of the little girl was cute, but the main character Sam was nothing. I didn't like this book, but i still wanted to finish it, strange. Anyway, I might read her other books but only from the library.

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    11. This was not really my type of book, i thought very boring jn the beginning but WOW, the end gave me goosebumps, and not in a good way. What a horrible story. Too bad you never get to find out if Cherry keeps her promises

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    12. Goed geschreven jeugdroman vanuit het perspectief van verschillende personages waarin de thema's verwaarlozing, drankmisbruik en en weglopen aan de kaak worden gesteld. De vraag die centraal staat is:'Kun je weglopen uit je leven en opnieuw beginnen'?

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    13. The Ant Colony was a book I really enjoyed.Narrated by both 17-year-old Sam and 10-year-old Bohemia, they both share their unique stories. The entire situation is what makes this book so interesting and captivating. I highly reccomend it.Nicely done, Valentine.

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    14. This book was something I'd not heard of before but I have really enjoyed it and will definitely read more by Jenny Valentine in the future. It's quite a light, easy read and I would recommend it. It was deeper than I thought it would be and I like that in a book. :)

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    15. A compelling, satisfying and touching story, easily devoured in a few hours. The ending was just a little too pat for me to give it a full five stars, but that doesn't mean I wasn't happy for a happy ending after all.Rating: 4.5, rounded up.

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    16. Its not the book for someone who has 50 first-pages rule, BUT if you spare your patience enough you'd get rewarded by the surprise at the end.

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    17. J'ai ressenti trop de tristesse et d'agacement au cours de ma lecture, j'espérais y trouver autre chose. Je suis un peu déçue.

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    18. Simply splendid .

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    19. very goodhemia is very strong

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    20. Pretty good but the ending seemed unresolved. Were Sam's parents happy to have him home? Did he make it up with Max? Did Cherry stop drinking and start looking after Bohemia properly?

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    21. I liked the characters and how the story unfolds. I like how the author described London and Camden Town, and how she compared the city to the country life. Good read!

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    22. A sad story but an involving one about Sam's chaotic life with her mum.Like Jacqueline Wilson but better!

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    23. Naarmate het boek vorderde begon ik het steeds beter te vinden. In het begin dacht ik dat ik ergens overheen gelezen had: Wie is Max? Teruggebladerd, maar ik kon het niet vinden. Aan het eind van het boek wordt alles duidelijk.Waarom het boek "De mierenkolonie" heet, lees je op blz. 196: Mieren krijgen in hun eentje niet veel voor elkaar, maar presteren samen iets onvoorstelbaars.En zo is het.

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    24. A 17-year-old leaves his home on the country side because he has made a big mistake and can't bear the looks of the people who know. He goes to London to be alone. Then an old lady convinces him to meet the neighbours, including Bohemia, a ten-year-old girl. They become friends and the little girl changes everyone's lives. An amazingly moving story and definitely also worth reading when not a child anymore

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    25. Telegraph: The book deals with failing parents and running away, but its positive conclusion prevents it getting too distressing. It is charmingly written and the straightforward language makes it suitable for preteens and young teenagers, a younger audience than that for Valentine’s previous books.

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    26. Mooie jeugdroman voor wat jongere tieners, over vriendschap en eenzaamheid en schuldgevoel en hoe ermee om te gaan, dat je erdoor jaagt op een uurtje (of twee, voor de tragere lezers). Beetje halfzacht door die mierenmetafoor, maar die perceptie is dan vooral te wijten aan Dennis Cooper en z’n geweldfantasieën hierboven. (***)

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    27. Honestly one of the best books I've read by an amazing author. The pace is never too fast or too slow, there's always something making me want to read more and can finish in a day. She has created some gripping, interesting and lifelike characters, making me feel like I know each character personally.Would definitely recommend, especially to anyone looking for something after Broken Soup.

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    28. jenn valentine is one of the only authors i have resad thatwrites booksso difereent to anyone else, but jast as beautiful. she is a fantastic author and this book is no exception!! each character has there own story entertwined in one house, creating a beautyiful my steriuos book that i reccomend for everyone that likes something different!

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