Brock by Anthony McGowan


Nicky’s mum has left home and he lives with his unemployed dad and his brother, Kenny. Kenny is lovely and loving but he is too trusting and needs looking after like a young child. It’s hard on Nicky and things only get harder when Kenny’s innocence gets them involved in the destruction of a badger sett…

The author has created a range of characters who are believable – in fact many are probably recognisable from our own lives. The chapters are relatively short, making it an ideal book for readers who do not have a long attention span or who struggle with reading. However the sparseness and the simplicity of the writing do not detract from what is a good, although at times bleak, story.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s