[PDF / Epub] ★ Intruder By Christine Bongers – Rvtrek.info

Intruder 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 cried When I finally finished it I wanted , for it to not end It is so typically Australian in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland. 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 been through a lot and I understood that, she was kind of likable but also seemed to have an odd aspect of her But then, as I got further into the book, I really started to dislike her She was never really worried about anyone else All she thought about was herself And that really pissed me off For exampleTrust me you don t know need to worry about her Trust me, I wasn t I was worried about me SERIOUSLY.Could she be any self absorbed Sure, what she had gone through was tough and mentally scarring and all that but it didn t give her an excuse to only worry about herself and whinge all the time.So, I just could not relate to Kat s character at all because of her ever changing mood swings and selfish Maybe that is the main reason why I did not like the book.Al the love interest Al was alright I guess He was nice and kinda funny but I just kept questioning why he would take such interest in Kat She was blatantly rude to him several times and continuously pushed him away I couldn t find any good qualities that he could see in her Kat s Dad The entire book, I could not visualise nor imagine Kat s dad Just, the way he acted wasn t right And I did realize he had lost his wife so I tried to see it from that perspective but it still didn t all add up The way some things including him were described just made him out to be, in my opinion, a really shady father.Edwina I imagined this girl to be really nice but strong and protective And it was only Kat s perspective that made it her out to be bad But that wasn t what happened at all I couldn t find myself to like her throughout the entire book because I just could not relate or imagine it at all.Actually, I couldn t really visualise any of the characters So I guess that s why I didn t end up liking any of them.I really didn t enjoy this book.The end view spoiler OH and I was really disappointed with the outcome of the whole prowler thing I was really hoping that there was going to be something extra as to why the prowler went after Kat, some backstory or something But no That did not happen Finding out who the intruder was was all that was getting me through the book so it was just a massive letdown, honestly, when we found out hide spoiler 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 CaresBut 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 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 alone What if her mum was dead What if her dad worked nights What if the only person who came running when she screamed was the one person she hated most in the world And so the story of Intruder began to emerge, each question prompting countless others.Why does Kat hate her neighbour Edwina How could her dad Jimmy leave her alone, night after night How would a vulnerable, motherless, once bitten, twice shy teen react to a guard dog being forced on her And how would she respond to the unexpected and unconditional love it offered On one level, Intruder is about vulnerability and what we need in our lives to make us feel safe On another, it is about how the inescapable past shapes and, at times, traps us.Like all of us, Kat sees the world through the prism of her own experiences She hates her neighbour she knows what she saw A single shocking snippet of reality that sets like concrete in her mind and becomes the bedrock for all her subsequent actions.The intruder is the catalyst for change in Kat s life Bringing her simmering problems with her troubled father, Jimmy, to the boil Shattering her fragile belief that she is fine on her own Forcing her to accept help from the unwanted dog, Hercules, the new boy, Al, and her much hated neighbour, Edwina And ultimately, compelling her to face a truth buried in the bedrock of the past.To paraphrase one of my favourite characters Intruder is like an onion It has layers I hope its readers enjoy peeling them back 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 comes to her rescue To say Kat hates Edwina is an understatement and she is resentful rather than grateful that Edwina has come to her assistance Once, the closest friend of her mother, Kat believes Edwina betrayed her mother during her dying days.Intruders are a recurring motif throughout the book and Kat has to deal with many types of intruders as the story unfolds With some surprising twists, this is a well written, enjoyable book and the girls at Mt Alvernia will love reading it Highly recommended 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 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 doesn t tell them that the intruder knew Jimmy wasn t home She couldn t let them know because they might take her in foster care That had happened before.Then Edwina, the witch from next door gives her a dog called Hercules to look after He was to keep her company and ward off any intruders Kat hates dogs She had a scar from a dog bite That time they took her to a foster home Somehow, Hercules walks into her heart She takes the dog to the dog park and meets a whole group of interesting people all sharing their love of dogs There she meets Al Kat tells him everything about the intruder, when she is having an anxiety attack before entering the dog park.Kat discovers her dad and the evil witch next door are not her enemies She finds out Hercules is her birthday present from Edwina She discovers that what she believes she saw when her mother was dying was not betrayal and so much.I first read this book in August last year There is so much to love about this book It is written in the first person Yet the easy flow of the story the complexity of a Kat Jones life is related in her words Yesterday I re read it in one day It is a great YA s coming of age book.I look forward to the day my grand daughters discover this story, when they explore the wonderful world of young adults fiction 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 enjoyed the way 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 enjoyed the way Herc was responsible for bringing all these people from the dog park into Kat and Jimmy s life Bill, the policeman, Nance, the old lady I would tend to label it convenient in a novel had I not seen it happen often in life Sometimes before you know it you do have a whole new circle of friends Kat s paranoia extends as the intruder seems determined to prowl and she has to confront not only who the Hoodie Guy with the blue cattle dog is but all the realities of her life 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 tale about losing and finding Christine Bongers writes with dramatic heart and unabashed confidence A pleasure to read Teenage somethings will suck this up. 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 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 mechanisms that kick the crap out of the softest parts of those who try to breach the barriers, you ll identify.If you have never been a child, teen, or adult, you won t identify at all But I hazard a guess you d still enjoy the story Also, I m en route to One on La Blasa at Point Cartwright because corncakes 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 review , which of course I did Here tis 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 review , which of course I did Here tis

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