Blood Line

Publisher: Barrington Stoke

Review

A republication of a short novel which Kevin Brooks wrote more than 10 years ago for Barrington Stoke's excellent series for reluctant readers. Fifteen-year-old Finbar Black spends every last Saturday of the month at his father's, and that means chips with his Granddad and Granddad's ancient father, Grag. It's dead boring as usual, until a girl with a gun comes bursting in to the house. When the police arrive outside the true nature of the three men becomes clear, and in a final twist, the denouement shows us exactly why the novel's called Bloodline.

At 96 pages it's a short, gripping read, and it's presented in clear text on Barrington Stoke's trademark dyslexia-friendly cream paper.

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