Rūta Reviewed by Fran Lewis

Rūta first review given five stars.

The life of an artist is not always that simple and the feelings expressed by the painter, artist, sculpture are often depicted within the pastels, paints, watercolors or charcoal used to create the images, structures or events that the artist creates on the canvas. As you hear the voice of this author and understand his rationale for his work, the reasons he singled out certain paintings of the masters he will blend his own thoughts, his life, that of others that he came in contact with in this unique novel that teaches many lessons in life about children, hardships and much more: Meet Ruta and hear the words of author Kit Masters.

Thanks very much to Fran for her time, and check out her blog here.


Kit Masters debut

Rūta is growing up in a failing school and a failing society.
There is nothing I can do to help her.

Britain’s teenagers have registered their anger and vitriol, they rioted.  Rūta enters the debate about whether teenagers are becoming increasingly anti social.  Kit Masters has experienced the amoral, inconsiderate and unkind element of the emerging generation first hand.

Rūta delves into the conscience of a secondary school teacher, optimistic and enthusiastic at the start of his career.  He falls in love with his tutor group, one of whom, Rūta, a new arrival from Lithuania, seems to him a perfect student.  He fixates on what she represents, as the reality of modern schools saps his energy and weakens his resolve.  When Rūta finds herself in danger he faces a crisis he cannot to rise to.

“I did not leave England I ran, fled in terror to Portugal which is how England once was, good mannered children and people who show respect.”  Phil Allsop (Advance Reviewer)

Rūta exposes the social infection which is multiplying in our schools.  It traces an all too common pattern in schools; an enthusiastic young teacher’s decline into nervosa as war breaks out in the classroom.

“Having toyed with the idea of teaching you have certainly opened my eyes.”  Jayne (Authonomy.com comment)

The book tells a compelling tragic arc, an allegory of the lives of those who teach and learn in failing institutions.

“... this is Rūta's beguiling self, a maze of confusion and promise, yes I wanted to ask for more.”  Tricia Lomax (Author of 4am to 4pm)

“This is a powerful and original book. One that I think could change many opinions.”  Jayne (Authonomy.com comment)

The book is literary fiction, with around a hundred pages and twenty two full colour fine art images.

Watch out for the paperback in late September!