Thirteen year old KATE is struggling with more than her share of teenage angst… Her best friend moved overseas, a school bully attacked her and her mother died…
Now things are getting worse. Much worse.
Someone is AFTER her …
My fascination in debut young adult novel ‘Kate’ stems from my mental health advocacy.
I appreciated author Kevin’s handling BIG issues: grief, suicide, guilt, bullying, depression and abuse, bringing them out into the open. For Kate, latent grief about her mother’s death impairs her judgement. Grief is an often undiagnosed factor in human behaviour.
I enjoyed the fast paced action, reading like a mystery thriller. The characters are well drawn out showing depth and realism especially the relationship between characters, Kate and Mal a troubled young man with a dark past. When things go terribly wrong, they rely on each other. Kate rescues a battered, heroic hound from the streets, beginning a powerful teenage-canine friendship. Minor characters Jess and Kate’s Dad are believable and 3-dimensional.
Kevin Burgemeestre illustrator of over 60 children’s books cleverly incorporates art and artistic themes throughout KATE especially with his full page graphic illustrations. Kate’s hypothetical mentor, artist ‘Frida Kahlo’ helps KATE with her problems and making positive decisions.
Blog Tour + BOOK GIVEAWAY
Tuesday 3rd Dec – 10 writing tips http://deescribewriting.wordpress.com
Wednesday 4th Dec – Interview http://www.buzzwordsmagazine.com
Thursday 5th Dec – Interview http://www.alisonreynolds.com.au
Friday 6th – article http://sherylgwyther.wordpress.com
Saturday 7th Interview http://bookmusterdownunder.blogspot.com.au
Sunday 8th Dec www.jackiehoskingpio.wordpress.com
Monday 9th Interview http://www.kidsbookreview.com
Monday 9th Interview http://UncommonYA.com
Tuesday 10th Review http://www.melissawray.blogspot.com.au
Wednesday 11th Review www.karentyrrell.com THATS ME
Thursday 12th Interview http://aussiereviews.com/reviews/blog/
Friday 13th Interview http://lorrainemarwoodwordsintowriting.blogspot.com
Saturday 14th Article http://clancytucker.blogspot.com.au
Sunday 15th Dec Interview http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com/news-update-blog.html
Monday 16th Dec Interview http://diannedibates.blogspot.com.au
Tuesday 17th Dec Interview http://elaineoustonauthor.com.au
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