Blade, 1: Enemies by Tim Bowler
|Blade, 1: Enemies by Tim Bowler|
|Reviewer: Jill Murphy|
|Summary: One of Bookbag's favourite series for children ever - and we mean ever - gets a reissue with four books in longer instalments rather than the original eight books in very short ones. Whatever the size of the package, this is one series you shouldn't miss.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 272||Date: February 2012|
|Publisher: OUP Oxford|
|External links: Author's website|
Blade is under the radar. A "problem" child, he's been fending for himself since he was eleven. He's about as skilled in feral life as it's possible to be. He can pick pockets, he can find empty houses in which to stay, he can sense trouble at more paces than most. But Blade's most terrifying ability is in wielding knife. Hence his nickname. Even Blade is afraid of his own skill and he avoids knives when he can.
But even someone as self sufficient as Blade runs into trouble. And trouble this time begins with Trixi and her gang who catch him pickpocketing on their turf and beat him up. He's rescued by a kind old lady and her dog, taken back to a bungalow and offered food, clothing and money. But something's up; Blade's sixth sense is on red alert, and when violent men break into the old lady's house, he leaves her to fend for herself and escapes. It doesn't do any good - things only unravel further...
Blade is one of Bookbag's favourite series for children ever - and we mean ever. Here, it gets a reissue with four books in longer instalments rather than the original eight books in very short ones. Whatever the size of the package, this is one series you shouldn't miss. Read the full review of the first book in the original series (and the first half of this book) here. You can then move on to Breaking Free, Running Scared, Fighting Back, Mixing It, Cutting Loose and Risking All. Go on then - what are you waiting for?!
Blade, 1: Enemies by Tim Bowler is in the Top Ten Books To Drag The Kids Away From Computer Games For Ten Minutes At Least.
Tim Bowler was kind enough to be interviewed by Bookbag.
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