How does bruising start; is it the booze, the neglect or the slap?
For Jono, it's time to act. Julie's only little after all, and the thing is, Ma just doesn't seem capable of looking after them.
Not now. Surely running is the right thing to do? This powerful tale of one boy's mission to protect his younger sister is deftly told.
Irish Children's Laureate Siobhan Parkinson is a genius wordsmith - and as a result Bruised stays within your heart long after the final confession has finished.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
- Publication Date: 05/05/2011
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9781444903591
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Review by Bellydancer
For Jono and Julie life with their mother is no life at all. After an altercation with their ma Julie’s face is covered by a vicious looking bruise and Jono has had enough. She is only little after all.There Ma just doesn't seem capable of looking after them anymore. Running away is the right thing to do, or is it? After Julie ends up in foster care and Jono in a house for delinquents, he meets Kate and with her guidance he learns that life is not always as we want it. A powerful and touching tale of one boy's mission to protect his little sister, written by Irish Children's Laureate Siobhan Parkinson has written another page turner.