Blue Dog by Louis de Bernieres

 

indexBlue Dog by Louis de Bernieres. Recommended by Charlotte (Prestwich Library and Bury Computer Centre).

When a family tragedy means Mick is sent to the outback to live with his Granpa, it looks as if he has a lonely life ahead of him. The cattle station is a tough place for a child, where nature is brutal and the men must work hard in the heat and dust. However, after a cyclone hits, things change for Mick. Exploring the floodwaters, he finds a lost puppy covered in mud and half-drowned. Mick and his dog immediately become inseparable as they take on the adventures offered by their unusual home, and the business of growing up, together.

“I have recently read Blue Dog by Louis de Bernieres. The author originally intended it be aimed readers who were 12+ years old, but he did admit that it is mostly adults that have read it. This is a coming of age story which follows the life lessons and adventures of Mick, who is sent to the outback to live with his Grandpa after a family tragedy. This is an easy, quick , enjoyable read, but personally I would  recommended this book for an adult audience.” Charlotte.

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