Vince Ford's "A Handul Of Blue"

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Vince Ford's "A Handful of Blue ' is a short novel written specially for teenagers. Similar to many, other teen novels, the common themes in the Handful of Blue are survival, friendship, family, obstacles/difficulties, and often many unforeseen consequences for the characters to triumph over.The main characters are Jeremy's family and his friend Eddie. Jeremy is a boy who is still trying to find his true self and what he could do to help his family. In this novel Jeremy performed couple of serious accidents, besides that he likes to go fishing and the usual work in the farm. Eddie is usually a cheerful person, but has yet to learn to speak at the right time which makes him a funnier character.The tale is about a family who are at the moment experiencing extreme financial difficulties. Not only that, but it seemed that also mother nature seemed to intervene at every turn as summer had came earlier and drier than any in the Makorori Station could have anticipated or ever experienced. The summer was so severe that the land had become arid, causing the grass to completely stop growing and in the process bring an end to the cattle's staple diet. Also, rumors of a cyclone building caused the people to be concerned and immediately tried to find out if this is true. Many did find out later on though, that it was the truth, which caused even more trouble for Makorori Station. There were some good outcomes that people presumed, one of them is the idea that the dreadful summer would finally end and hopefully some water would come out of the cyclone storms.But now a new problem arises as they can't seem to manage their finances and including the drought, their cattle were not eating well, which usually cost more if they were fatter. And then things began a down-hill slope from there on as things went worst for Jeremy. Reported by his sister Tessa to his parents for something Jeremy did not purposely execute, he was unjustly grounded for a period of time, banned from fishing, and was set a set of chores to follow. Burning for vengeance as he swore he would get Tessa back, he didn't get his chance until the time when he was working in one of his chores. He saw...

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