Sunday, 10 April 2011

Review of The edge by Alan Gibbons

The Edge

Danny is a boy on the edge. A boy teetering on the brink of no return, living in fear.
Cathy is his mother. She’s been broken by fear.
Chris Kane is fear- and they belong to him
But one day they escape. They’re looking for freedom, for a promised land where they can start really living. Instead they find prejudice, and danger of another kind.
Blurb of the book

Danny: He feels powerless and he is always scared of what Chris could do, and when he gets given the chance to escape he takes it, and does everything to help his mum escape. But they do, but other things start happening.
Cathy: A women who is scared and wants to escape Chris who hit she, and makes her feel alone, so when she gets the chance she takes her son, and runs, they manage to escape but that’s not the last of Chris Kane.
Chris: The man, both Danny and Cathy are scared of, and ran away from him, he thinks he owns Cathy and Danny, he thinks he is in love with her, and by that, he controlled her, and will do anything to find them, anything at all, to be able to control them both once again, even if it means hurting other people.
Abbie: Danny’s best friend, who gets caught in all of this, Chris Kane will stop at anything to get information, even if it id through Abbie.
Harry: Danny’s granddad and Cathy’s dad, he thinks the worst of them both, especially Danny, because of the colour of Danny’s skin, he is racist but he may have it in him, to change his views, and maybe Danny will be the one to change it.
Joan: Danny’s grandma and Cathy’s mum, she is so pleased to see them, and doesn’t even ask why they are back, she just wants everything to be a family, and she even argues with Harry, because of the way he acts.
Steve: He is a racist  boy who has nothing better to do then pick on Danny, but Danny is allot stronger than he thinks, and he should of thought about that before being racist in front of Danny.

My thoughts:
I got this book, when i was in year 8, so 3 years ago, but i never read it, because i was nto into reading then, but the book is signed and i met the Author!!
I am glad i finally read it, and i was pleased i did, it’s not normally a book i read, but it was good, i liked how Alan Gibbons wrote the parts from different perspectives, it told the way i would like most stories to be, it showed, the victims, the person who causes the pain, and also the friends, and people who have witnessed or is part of it.
The ending was good, and i want to tell everyone to read it, it’s about, abuse, freedom, courage and prejudice.

Rating: *****

PS. Sorry i am late at it!! internet has been down, but its back!! 


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