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This review is from: Blood Pressure (Paperback)
This book was a well written story of a young man discovering that his cosy suburban world was not in fact quite so safe and dull as he had imagined. Whilst the book deals with a number of issues, it does not dwell in depth on any of them, and the plot follows several weeks in the life of the 15 year old Aidan as he learns that his mother has more of a past than he had realised. The book really takes off when Aidan goes on the run with the father he didn't know he had. The character of Jade was a favourite for me, and I wanted Aidan to treat her better, but the author was right to allow Aidan to be the somewhat spoilt and selfish teenage lad that he was. Hopefully the ending allows for a more mature Aidan to make the right choices. On the whole a really gripping read and up to the normal high standard of Alan Gibbon's books.