‘I find it worrying that Eddie’s story is most likely not uncommon, and certainly not unique’Eddie, the main character in Blood Family, had a tough start in life. Until he is seven years old, he is hidden away from the world in the flat which he, his mum and Harris live in. This is pretty much all he has ever known. When, eventually, a kindly neighbour gets help, Eddie’s mum is black and blue, and Eddie himself is behind in life. Once the social services have rescued Eddie and his mother, his life is put back on track. So far, he seems perfectly fine, which those who are caring for him find unusual. But as Eddie grows older, soon his past comes back to haunt him. Can Eddie escape the fears of his past before they consume him completely?I thought this book was gripping, and a bit of an eye-opener. I never think of what it must be like for victims of domestic abuse afterwards. I think this book shows that even years and years after, the memories can never be erased. The fears will always be there. I find it worrying that Eddie’s story is most likely not uncommon, …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books