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Kill the possum (2008)

by James Moloney

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Dylan (15 years old) has a crush on Kristy. He visits her one Sunday afternoon and observes Kristy’s stepfather delivering her younger sister back after an access visit. He observes the man terrorising and bullying the family. They are trapped; the police don’t believe them. Dylan and Kristy’s younger brother, Tim, plan to murder him. They set themselves a test; before they can kill a person, they have to kill a possum.

Riveting. Full of tension and action. A dramatic ending. Very exciting ( )
  dalzan | Apr 22, 2013 |
Teenage book. A teenager tries to stop a girl's father from butallizing her family ( )
  jumpingjacks | Apr 25, 2009 |
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A teenage boy gets caught up in the complicated domestic life of a girl he hopes to know better. Her family is emotionally brutalized by the mother's ex-husband and the only way out they see is to get rid of him. If you can kill a possum, can you kill a man?
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"Dylan Kane has liked Kirsty for a long time, but he has only just found out the secret that she and her brother Tim are keeping from everyone else in school. Every second Sunday their stepfather, Ian, returns their little sister home. And every second Sunday turns into a nightmare for the family as he bullies them all into terrified submission. Tim is becoming increasingly withdrawn, and Kirsty is growing more and more worried about her little sister and her mother, who is on the verge of a breakdown. As Dylan is drawn into the maelstrom of emotion, he becomes determined to help get rid of Ian for good no matter what it takes. From the award-winning author of Lost Property and Bridge to Wisemans Cove comes a strong, gripping, powerfully moving story of a family stretched to breaking point and a portrait of a killer"--Publisher.… (more)

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