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Blood Red Road

Blood Red RoadMore suitable for teenage readers
by Moira Young

So far we have received 15 reviews of Blood Red Road. You can read them below.

Beth from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book was really good and I enjoyed reading it. It is very
interesting and keeps you wanting to read on. The story is
about a girl who's brother is taken and she must find him but
she has to face lots of dangerous things along the way. I'd
reccomend this book to older readers and people who like
adventure.

Marks out of 10: 8

Jorja from Year 5, De Warenne Academy:

Smack-dab what I was lkoonig for-ty!

Marks out of 10: 10

Daisy from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

I found this book very gripping and I couldn't put it down. It
dragged me into it and I felt what the characters were feeling
and it made me guess hard towards the ending, I think that this
writer has done very well and I would love to read the sequel,
keep up the good work Moira, you are a fantastic writer and I
hope to see more of your books in the near future!!!

Marks out of 10: 9

chloe marie from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I think blood RED road is a really good book because when you
read the first page it makes you want to read more also it
sounds really intresting.i think this opener sounds really good
.So hot an so dry that all i can taste in my mouth was dust.
that is the bit i really like because it sounds very good for
an opener to start the book. So the things i disliked about
this book is !
that some of the writing speaks different to the rest of the
book.Things i like about the book! i enjoyed reading one of the
doncaster books and exspecialy this one because it is really
intresting to read . so i really enjoyed reading the blood red
road and i am so glad i borrowed this book.

Marks out of 10: 8

Katie from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

This is definately the best book on the longlist I have read so
far! Saba is the Herowine of the story and her brother
dissapears. She goes on a quest to find him, and,belive me,
this is a start of a new chapter in her life. She cannot trust
anyone, even someone that saved her life...
Full of suprises around the corners. It only took me two days
to read, and considering the size of the book, I finished it in
around 2 hrs as I just couldnt stop! Its like a piece of cake,
the bigger slice you have, the more you want to have. I gave
this book 9 out of ten as my only criticism is that is that
there is alot of slang like 'sayin' and 'thinkin' and may be
hard to understand at some points in the book, but everything
pulls together in the end.
Will Saba find her brother and learn to trust again? Read on to
find out...

Marks out of 10: 9

from Year 11, Ridgewood School:

A spectacular read. this book definetly isn't for everyone but
its genius!! A definitive page turner. Brilliant!!!

Marks out of 10: 9

Kieran from Year 8, The Armthorpe Academy:

I absolutely loved this book so far the best on DBA. Its
characters are believable the Pinches are a very unpleasant
bunch but i loved them. The main charachter is Saba, she sets
off on a journey to find her kidnapped brother, the journey
prooves to be action packed and sometimes quite grusome and
violent. I love the setting of the book, the landscape and
general feeling of it made me think of the old "Mad Max"
films...can't wait for the next book to come out in 2012.

Marks out of 10: 10

Megan s from Year 7, The Armthorpe Academy:

At first i found the way the book is written quite hard to get
on with, it sort of uses slang and some wors are misspelt? Once
i got into it tho the story is absolutely brilliant and you get
used to the way Saba talks. It's an adventure, thriller, sci fi
and love story all in one and it keeps you on the edge of your
seat and wondering if Saba will find her brother, who can she
trust and where is her little sister. I am in year 7 and a good
reader and i think some people in my year might struggle with
the content but i loved the book.

Marks out of 10: 9

Devan from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

Brilliant would read it again

Marks out of 10: 10

Kalli from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

this book is cool i'd keep it for my self if i
could!!!!!!!!!!!!
i'd recomend this for all of my freinds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

michaela from Year 5, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

This is definately the best book on the longlist I have read
so
far! Saba is the Herowine of the story and her brother
dissapears. She goes on a quest to find him, and,belive me,
this is a start of a new chapter in her life. She cannot trust
anyone, even someone that saved her life...
Full of suprises around the corners. It only took me two days
to read, and considering the size of the book, I finished it in
around 2 hrs as I just couldnt stop! Its like a piece of cake,
the bigger slice you have, the more you want to have. I gave
this book 9 out of ten as my only criticism is that is that
there is alot of slang like 'sayin' and 'thinkin' and may be
hard to understand at some points in the book, but everything
pulls together in the end.
Will Saba find her brother and learn to trust again? Read on to
find out…

Marks out of 10: 10

Phoebe from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

Wow. i couldn't stop reading. Breath taking. It's like you're
desparate for Saba to find Lugh (her brother). She is on a
jorney that even the Angle of death would struggle with. Blood
Red Road is a book with character, carisma, feeling, hurt,
hope, desparation, with love,lost and found. It takes you on a
journey like never before. I read it all in one. It's so
moreish and full of life and the red hot. It reminds you of all
you have and what you have to lose. Our lives are the BLOOD RED
ROAD!!!!!!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Chloe marie from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book was okay and I thought it could of done with at least
some pictures but I thought it was quite good.....

Marks out of 10: 6

Abby S from Year 9, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

Saba has always felt she comes second to her twin brother
Lugh. He is stronger and more beautiful than her and she has
black hair whereas he has blonde. Despite this Saba adores him
more than anything and shuns her younger sister Emmi whom she
blames for their mothers death. One day men on horses arrive
at Saba’s home, which is in the middle of nowhere, and take
Lugh away, destroying Saba’s life. Saba must now become
strong, after years of hiding in her brother’s shadow she
must step up and fight. No matter how far she has to travel, no
matter how difficult it will be, no matter how much blood is
shed. She must get Lugh back and maybe on the way, she will
find her heart’s desire.
This book was amazing! I haven’t put a lot about it because
I don’t want to give anything away! I don’t know where to
start! I love the fact that it is set in the future but nothing
has got better. Technology hasn’t improved, it barley exists.
Everything is desolate and horrid, the world is falling apart
and it sounds like an awful place to live. It’s just so fast
paced from when the men first arrive, to take Lugh, right
through to the very end. You can really picture every character
and every scene in your mind, it’s really descriptive! The
book is really exciting and violent but it is also a bit of a
love story and I think that brilliant.
I love the character Jack because he is so cool and realistic.
You can imagine him being a cheeky but kind boy in real life. I
don’t have a favourite part because it is all so awesome and
it’s impossible to choose!
This book is definitely a teen read but one that all teenagers
would enjoy!
One of the best books I have every read and I can’t wait to
read the next one!

Marks out of 10: 10

Brittany from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I liked this book and I didn't - it is very strange. The story
is about a girl whose brother has been taken and there is an
adventure on the way for u if you read this book. I think that
this book is more for people aged 13-15 it has got some big
words in . When I first picked this book it was the only DBA
book left in our school library and i didnt really want to read
it, but i said to myself never jugde a book by its cover. The
cover isnt that apettising with blood all over! I enjoyed the
book and would like to read another one by this author.

Marks out of 10: 7

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