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Blood author Tony Birch summary Õ 108 ☆ [Reading] ➼ Blood By Tony Birch – 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 From the moment he saw her wrapFrom 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

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O 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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Blood author 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. Blood a debut novel by Tony Birch has been shortlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Award In the blurb at Fishpond it’s described as ‘an epic moral fable a gothic odyssey set on the back roads of Australia’ It’s the story of two kids thirteen year old Jesse and his little sister Rachel aged eight They have the kind of mother they’d be better off without Her name is Gwen That’s not me sitting in judgement It’s Jesse who narrates this story who tells us so Gwen’s life is a disaster and her adolescent son has finally given up on her She’s been on drugs and drink throughout his whole life there’s been a succession of men but the relationships never last and she makes endless promises that she never keeps She has occasional dead end jobs but they never have any money and he’s learned not only not to have any ualms about skipping out on the rent but also how to steal petrol food from supermarkets and anything else they need There’s no affection in these kids’ lives They have no friends their own ages no extended family to offer support except a pallid grandfather They have no amusements except obsolete TVs scrounged from nature strips Gwen doesn’t even do Christmas She’s always angry and constantly bawls commands at the kids Jesse has learned the hard way that for now he has to just keep uiet and do what she says What Jesse craves is a uiet routine sort of life But apart from a transient episode when Gwen takes up with an ex con called Jon and a sojourn at his grandfather’s he doesn’t get that This is a bleak life indeedTo read the rest of my review please visit