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Blood Family

Title

Blood Family

Authors

Anne Fine

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781481477734

Pages

291 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A boy with an abusive father grows up and fears that he has the same potential for violence as his father has.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL760L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Adoption; Foster care; Family violence; adopted child; adoptive parents; adoptive sister; adoptive family; foster child; physical abuse; emotional abuse; abusive partner; abusive boyfriend; abusive father; abused mother; abused child

Main Character

male child; male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Carnegie Medal, 2014, Short List
Grampian Children's Book Award, 2015, Short List
UKLA Children's Book Award, 2015, Long List, Ages (12-16)
UKLA Digital Book Award, 2015, Long List, Ages (12-16)
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2017

Keywords

hostages; rescue; high school; museum; England; social worker; biological father; drugs and alcohol

Diversity Impact

direct

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