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Intruder Don t expect any objectivity I loved this It s grounded in a reality that is genuinely Australian Kat s snarky behaviour is both selfish and sympathetic Al is fabulous, as are all the secondary characters.Terrific.Updated 24 June 2014 So Megan made me write a longer hopefully better revi Ugh Okay I had heard really great things about this book and when I read the blurb I was interested because it seemed quite mysterious..I was disappointed massively I don t even know how else to put it.I don t really know how to review this because of the outcome so I ll just start off by talking about the characters.Kat the main character She seemed alright, she was a girl that had been through a lot and I understood that, she was kind of likable but also seemed to have an odd aspect of h Ugh Okay I had heard really great things about this book and when I read the blurb I was interested because it seemed quite mysterious..I was disappointed massively I don t even know how else to put it.I don t really know how to review this because of the outcome so I ll just start off by talking about the characters.Kat the main character She seemed alright, she was a girl that had A multi faceted story, with much to enjoy I loved it most because it is just so real I got goose bumps at page 3 They stayed til page 5 Later I snort laughed, and later again I cried Many times, I was caught unawares If you ve ever held a painful truth between you and someone you might have otherwise loved, and it s the kind of truth that you learn isn t actually true, you ll identify And if you ve ever been so very alone and wanting companionship, but with the kind of coping mechani A mult Some stories start in dark places and, prompted by the question What if emerge slowly into the light This story started when my daughter was woken by a man standing over her bed She was eleven years old.We were lucky The prowler ran off when she challenged him And my child is resilient she recovered much faster than I did.Motherhood is guilt Particularly when they re little Forgot your lunch, sweetie That d be Mum s fault Turned up in full uniform when everyone else was wearing fr Some stories start in dark places and, prompted by the question What if emerge slowly into the light This story started when my daughter was woken by a man standing over her bed She was eleven years old.We were lucky The prowler ran off when she challenged him And my child is resilient she recovered much faster than I did.Motherhood is guilt Particularly when they re little Forgot your lunch, sweetie That d be Mum s fault Turned up in full uniform when everyone else was wearing free dress Definitely Mum s fault.Mothers are great at taking responsibility We re even better at torturing ourselves with terrifying what ifs As the years safely passed, I eventually stopped beating myself up as a mother and found myself responding to that prowler as a writer Turning it over in my mind, intrigued by the fictional possibilities prompted by that most tantalising of questions what if What if it happened to a girl who was home al How would it feel to wake up with an intruder in your room, standing above your bed This is, in fact, a situation that author Christine Bongers and her family experienced one night The rest of us can be glad that this frightening event has not caused long term harm and instead was the catalyst for this fantastic book.Set in Brisbane, Intruder, is the story of Kat Jones who has lost her mother to cancer and her father to grief Kat is home alone when she is woken by a prowler in her bedroom He How would it feel to wake up with an intruder in your room, standing above your bed This is, in fact, a situation that author Christine Bongers and her family experienced one night The rest of us can be glad that this frightening event has not caused long term harm and instead was the catalyst for this fantastic book.Set in Brisbane, Intruder, is the story of Kat Jones who has lost her mother to cancer and her father to grief Kat is home alone when she is woken by a prowler in her bedroom Her scream alerts her neighbour, Edwina, who com Kat Jones is fourteen, about to turn fifteen It s Christmas Eve and her dad Jimmy is out working Since her mother died of cancer three years earlier, Kat kept to herself She and her father had that pact, so they would stay together That changed when an intruder snuck into her room He hovered over her in the middle of the night Christmas Eve She let out a scream The evil witch from next door came over brandishing a baseball bat making sure the creep had gone Kat lies to the police She do Kat Jones is fourteen, about to turn fifteen It s Christmas Eve and her dad Jimmy is out working Since her mother died of cancer three years earlier, Kat kept to herself She and her father had that pact, so they would stay together That changed when an intruder snuck into her room He hovered over her in the middle of the night Chris Reading Intruder Author Christine Bongers Contra Saustall.eu I Don T Walk Past The House Next Door I Wish The Woman Who Lives In It Was Dead Which Makes It Hard Because She Was The One Who Came Running When I Screamed Kat Jones Is Woken By An Intruder Looming Over Her Bed She S Saved By Edwina The Neighbour Kat Believes Betrayed Her Dying Mother Her Dad Issues An Ultimatum Either Spend Nights Next Door, Or Accept Another Intruder In Her Life Hercules, The World S Ugliest Guard Dog It S A No Brainer, Even For Dog Phobic Kat When She Meets Adorkable Al At The Dog Park, Finally Kat Has Someone To Talk To, Someone Who Cares.But The Prowler Isn T Finished With Kat To Stop Him, She Needs Edwina S Help And What Kat Learns Could Mend Fences Or Break Her Fragile Family Apart Forever. Couldn t put this novel down Great start, good ending and the thing I love most in a story set ups and pay offs Yah Kat is plagued not only by an intruder but by the death of her mother, the hours her father Jimmy works, the proximity of the treacherous next door neighbour Edie, and finally a dog named Hercules Herc, in the way animals do, endears himself, much to Kat s chargrin, and soon she s taking him to the park where she meets Al, the perfect stranger to open up to I enjoye I ripped through this one like a dog on steroids at an agility trial Terrific Gutsy, three dimensional characters displaying equal parts humility, vulnerability, and bravado while tossing around some cracker one liners people this teenage angsty t A young girl struggling with loss, loneliness and betrayal To top it off, an intruder decides he wantsthan one go at her.I loved this book I raced to finish it to find out what happens, but at the same time, I didn t want it to end I laughed, tensed and


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About the Author: Christine Bongers

Christine Bongers is a former radio and television journalist who is now happier writing fiction.Christine s latest YA novel Intruder won the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Debut Crime Book and was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers Her debut novel Dust is a CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers and was Highly Commended in the Prime Minister s Literary Awards for Children s Christine Bongers is a former radio and television journalist who is now happier writing fiction.Christine s latest YA novel Intruder won the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Debut Crime Book and was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers Her debut novel Dust is a CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers and was Highly Commended in the Prime Minister s Literary Awards for Children s Fiction Her middle grade novel Henry Hoey Hobson was short listed for the CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers, the Qld Premier s Literary Awards and the WA Premier s Book Awards Drongoes for newly independent readers is published by Scholastic.She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband, kids, and a very bad beaglish fur boy called Huggy


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