The novel, Asturias written by Brian Caswell holds its reputation with its relevance and effectiveness to the given audience. It captures the audience¡¦s attention with a modern story set in contemporary times. It addresses issues that concern today¡¦s youth with l„Zve, hate, friendship, abuse, gay rights and betrayal. With the parallel story involved with the civil war; it gives the audience an understanding of Australia¡¦s history and how it changed and affected today.
Asturias concerns a group of adolescent youths, who are in search for fame and fortune. They create a band where the actions of friends and family affect the outcome of the band. Individual wants and needs, builds up tension, suspense, and dramatic moments to create a climax at the conclusion of the novel.
Asturias revolves around 8 central characters; Alex, Chrissie, Tash, Marco, Tim, Claire, Max and Symonds. Each character has different opinions and beliefs. They have all been brought up di...