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Blood by Tony Birch review Å 0 Ä From the moment he saw her wrapped in a blanket at the hospital Jesse knew that he’d be the one to look after his little sister When their mother's appetite for destruction leads the little family into the arms of Ray Crow Jesse sees the brooding violence and knows that this time the trouble is real But Jesse is juO the kind of danger from which he has sworn to protect Rachel As their little world is torn to pieces the children learn that when you are lost and alone the only thing you can trust is what's in your blo. This book is a raw affecting read It is narrated by thirteen year old Jesse Jesse has a strong almost parental bond with younger half sister Rachel and a cynical eye for their mother Gwen The story revolves around the trio their transient lifestyle and the damaged characters Gwen introduces into the children's livesAuthor Tony Burke is brilliant at using a child's voice to portray this dysfunctional adult world The book is at once compassionate suspenseful and tragic Whilst I loved this book the edition I read not pictured was poorly edited with missed words and words out of sync in sentences

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From the moment he saw her wrapped in a blanket at the hospital Jesse knew that he’d be the one to look after his little sister When their mother's appetite for destruction leads the little family into. This was supposed to be a bit of a filler read for me while I waited to start a Buddy read so I certainly didn't expect to enjoy it so much Narrated by thirteen year old Jesse it is a suspenseful read as you follow brother and sister Jesse and Rachel as they are dragged around by their selfish and heartless mother from Melbourne to Adelaide and back again Her actions place the children in danger and you read on in dread knowing something bad is going to happen and at the same time willing it not to I loved the characters of Jesse and Rachel and their maturity and resilience as they go through experiences that no child should have to endure Jesse's loyalty to his sister and Rachel's devotion to her brother is truly endearing One thing is for sure; that if you begin you will not stop reading until the nail biting end

review Blood by Tony Birch

Blood by Tony BirThe arms of Ray Crow Jesse sees the brooding violence and knows that this time the trouble is real But Jesse is just a kid and even as he tries to save his sister he makes a fatal error that exposes them t. A very powerful slice of life in the tougher parts of modern Australia seen through a child's eyes Jesse is 13 moving around the country with his mother and young sister Rache Birch creates the most moving compelling voice in Jesse a tough hardened boy who never gives up The absolute powerlessness of children in the most abysmal family circumstances is cruel the only thing worse for them is being separated There's a lot of action in the plot dangerous people silence secrecy and chases Other strengths include the authentic depiction of country landscape and towns and the author's fantastic recreation of how people speak His dialogues subtly show such a lot about the characters A heartbreaking read full of tension and sorrow I couldn't put it down