Book Club Discussion – The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville

Popular Australian author, Kate Grenville, has produced a marvellous, well written book according to the First Wednesday Book Club. 

The story about Lieutenant Daniel Rooke and his friendship with twelve year old Tagaran, a young aboriginal who teaches him about her language, was enjoyed by the majority of the group – with only one dissenter.  There was a lively discussion on whether the author should have reduced Tagaran’s age from 14 to 12 and some thought the author had been a little coy about the relationship between the two characters – but it was generally considered to be well written.  Their was some controversy within the group over the ending, but all agreed it was a worthwhile read.